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Lion cub mother's courage

CLINGING on for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff, the tiny lion cub cries out for help.
Captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot in Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve, the cub's mother arrives at the cliff face with three other lionesses and a male.
The females start to clamber down together but turn back daunted by the sheer drop.

But the cub's mother perseveres, reaches the youngster and carries him back to safety in her mouth.