The ginger lion brothers in South Luangwa National Park have been a popular duo for some time – celebrated as special sightings for their colour abnormalities that stand them out from the rest of the lion crowd.
In this encounter detailed by traveller Shannon Bond, Garlic, one of the two brothers, toys around with a baby puku before deciding that it would make a better meal than a toy…
“Whilst staying at Flatdogs Camp in South Luangwa National Park we witnessed a chance encounter. A resident lion, ‘Garlic’, found a baby puku that had been separated from its mother by a troop of baboons.
The pair were engrossed with one another for over 30 minutes. Garlic toyed and circled the baby puku while his shocked playdate bounced around.
Seemingly confused with one another, for a second we thought the pair might actually remain friends. Until finally, instinct took over…”