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We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert ・・・ We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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The games of youth. Endless boisterous battles that teach agility and those essential hunting skills that they will one day, need to depend on. #littlebigcats #lionplay #okavangolions #lioncubs #bigcatsofinstagram

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Basking in a sun that is losing its summer heat, this little lion has found the perfect spot for a snooze - as long as his playful siblings don’t creep up behind him in ambush... #littlebigcats #selindareserve #thisismytrophy #sleepinglion

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There’s nothing like the predatory instinct to sneak up on someone. Luckily for the other cub, the predatory ability to hone in on the slightest movement may have prevented being ambushed! #littlebigcats #predatorplay #okavangolions

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A very hot cub. The temperatures have been exceedingly high here in the Okavango, although a few summer storms have cut through that closeness. It’s not easy to cool down when you have a fur coat, but earth is generally cool and a nice, rounded termite mound that doubles up as a belly scratcher can be just what a young lion needs. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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This little #lostcub has survived against all odds. I’m here at #DubaPlains in Botswana where I was fascinated by her story and for the past 3 days have gotten to spend time watching her. . . Her brother and mother moved on and this other pride has taken her in. It was a tough go at first for her. The lioness who looks out for her in this other Pride is named #Fekeetsa She is older and not able to give her milk as her cubs were now older. But she is given meat from the prides hunts. She is feisty and independent and can really hold her own. She plays with the older cubs a lot but yet she is quite independent. She is only 4 months old and I can’t wait for tonight’s game drive to watch her again. Follow the whole story as I did from @beverlyjoubert and @dereckjoubert . . Duba Plains lions are legendary and seeing this beautiful story unfold is quite special. I will be posting more of this little one on my IG stories. I can’t get enough of this beautiful and unique story. #lion #cub @greatplainsconservation #savebigcats #littlebigcats #savethelions #antipoaching #antihunting #tullyluxurytravel . . . #conservation #PurposeistheNewLuxury #safari #makeadifference

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A little roar from a determined #lostcub who has at long last found protection and comfort. The lioness, #Fekeetsa, may not be able to give her milk, but other than the fact that the lost cub is smaller than her real sibling, who is now quite far away with their mother, it seems that she may be doing ok on just meat. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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#Repost @natgeo Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining

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Lions are such awesome creatures. #repost @natgeo ・・・ Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining #wildlife #lions #wildlifeconservation

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💭 Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining

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Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining

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Cc: @natgeo Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining #seedootv

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#repost from @natgeo Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining

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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining

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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Sharpened claws and strong paws keep this young lion from tumbling to the ground. Lion cubs can easily get themselves into trouble, as their constant play pushes boundaries and keeps them investigating. Play is essential to a growing cat. It hones those hunting instincts and slowly teaches them how to become a predator. But there are plenty of instances where dignity may take a spill—along with a young lion that misjudged its climbing ability. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #importanceofplay #predatorintraining

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Its the middle of winter here, and Nunu literally could not get any closer to the heater 😹 ______________________________________________ #anubis #abyssinian #abyssiniancat #catsofinstagram #instacat #catstagram #instapet #abyssiniansofinstagram #cat #catlovers #abissino #абиссинский #gatti #chat #ネコ #Кот #gingernut #topcatphoto #catlover #catoftheday #famouskitties #littlebigcats

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Surprising size comparison. Gives you good perspective as to how little Mia really is compared to her little brother V. #tinycat #littlebigcats #moustachecat #fursiblings

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💭 Photo by @beverlyjoubert. A little five-month-old lion lies on the cool, shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe are grazing. The ears are fully alert and those pupils are enlarged: dilated with a predator’s focus. The cub is too young to be joining the lionesses’ hunts, but he has chosen to hide himself on raised ground where he can see and not be seen. This, and that little tongue licking his lips, shows that his predatory instincts have been awakened. It won’t be that long before he starts to play his part in helping to feed the pride. #littlebigcats #okavangolions

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Humanity is breaking me today so here's a cute baby cheetah playing with mama who has her tongue out. #catsofinstagram #bigcats #littlebigcats #cheetah #cutebabyanimals #wildlife #fluffy @suzieszterhas

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Young, exquisite cat, just beginning to head off for periods on her own. Best of luck to you. #Leopard #littlebigcats #SelindaExplorers #SelindaReserve

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I'm so blessed, I got booped by a cloudie cub today. #conservationinaction #zoobabies #love #littlebigcats #cloudedleopard

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The bobcat (Lynx rufus) is native to much of North America, including Florida! They are about double the size of the house cat and are fierce, nocturnal hunters. * In most areas of North America, the bobcat populations are stable thanks to protections put in place in the 1970s. In some areas, they are still being revived and are threatened by habitat loss and hunting.

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As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the humankind. Welcome 🏡 Olívia DOB:04/09/2019🥰💕🐱 #catslovers #playfulkitties😻😻 #catsofinstagram #kittens #littlebigcats #kittenplay

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• • • • • • Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Over grass drenched with rain from a summer storm, a young lion moves to investigate a mushroom from the ink cap family. He's suffering from a bad eye infection that his siblings also have had but from which they're slowly recovering. He approached the mushroom with purpose and then promptly ate it. It's not that unusual—many species of cats have been known to be attracted to mushrooms—and apparently it's because they're on the hunt for protein. The high glutamate levels in fungi activate cats' umami receptors, signaling that they are protein-rich and edible. Of course many fungi species are not edible, and no doubt mistakes are made by felines around the world, but this ink cap didn't seem to do him any harm. Who knows, perhaps it could even help with that eye infection? #littlebigcats #Okavangolions #mushroomeatingcats #natgeo

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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Sorry guys, I’m busy letting servals eat cream cheese off my fingers. Talk to you later xox 26 May, 2019 . . . #serval #africanwildcat #creamcheese #zoo #christmaspresent #littlebigcats #sundayfunday #upcloseandpersonal #wildcat #africa #zoosvictoria #werribeeopenrangezoo

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#Repost from @beverlyjoubert // Basking in a sun that is losing its summer heat, this little lion has found the perfect spot for a snooze - as long as his playful siblings don’t creep up behind him in ambush... #littlebigcats #selindareserve #thisismytrophy #sleepinglion

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This cute leopard cub kept us entertained for hours, as he tried to follow his mum up a tree - smallest leopard cub I have very seen 🐾 #leopard #leopardcub #littlebigcats #okavangodelta #chitaba #botswana #thisiswhywildeye #underafricanskies #thisisafrica #changethewayyouseetheworld #wildeyesa

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#Repost @beverlyjoubert Basking in a sun that is losing its summer heat, this little lion has found the perfect spot for a snooze - as long as his playful siblings don’t creep up behind him in ambush... #littlebigcats #selindareserve #thisismytrophy #sleepinglion

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What do you mean it’s time to get up??! ______________________________________________ #anubis #abyssinian #abyssiniancat #catsofinstagram #instacat #catstagram #instapet #abyssiniansofinstagram #cat #catlovers #abissino #абиссинский #gatti #chat #ネコ #Кот #gingernut #topcatphoto #catlover #catoftheday #famouskitties #littlebigcats

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The God of the Overworld. AKA the best cat in the world. ______________________________________________ #horus #abyssinian #abyssiniancat #catsofinstagram #instacat #catstagram #instapet #abyssiniansofinstagram #cat #catlovers #abissino #абиссинский #gatti #chat #ネコ #Кот #gingernut #topcatphoto #catlover #catoftheday #famouskitties #littlebigcats

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Jey ha detto di no agli umani, e sí ad una casa piena di gatti. Jimmy & Molly, pelo su divano 🐾 #cats #littlebigcats #pethouse #brotherhood #blackcat #funnymoments #mylove #happynesss #hopiugattichesentimenti

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Male lion laying down with it's partner. Old photos from Guadalajara jalisco Mexico zoo. #happyearthday #zoo #animal #lionking #lion #nationalgeographic #guadalajara #zoologicoguadalajara #zoológicoguadalajara #guadalajarajalisco #littlebigcats #natgeoyourshot #natgeomexico

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Plastic boxes are just as enticing as cardboard ones 📦 ❤️ ______________________________________________ #horus #abyssinian #abyssiniancat #catsofinstagram #instacat #catstagram #instapet #abyssiniansofinstagram #cat #catlovers #abissino #абиссинский #gatti #chat #ネコ #Кот #gingernut #topcatphoto #catlover #catoftheday #famouskitties #littlebigcats

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#PhotographyForGood #Repost from @beverlyjoubert | We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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#Repost @dereckjoubert #Repost @beverlyjoubert ・・・ We haven’t been in the area recently but wanted to update all of you who are asking about #lostcub. We’ve had lovely news that the little one is doing really well - being groomed by Fekeetsa, playing & being allowed to feed. You wouldn’t know by looking at her that she’s an ‘outsider’. It's a first for us to see such total integration in the lion world but all credit to her determined little soul for refusing to give up! #okavangolions #fekeetsa #littlebigcats #lions

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Kitty. 😻 Puedo cat is mostly okay with this. #taxidermy #newfriend #bobcat #littlebigcats

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This is Sioux and she is showing you her tongue, because it’s #tot Sioux lives at @bigcatrescue her and her brother were rescued from a defunct zoo. They are happy and healthy and have a great life. #tongueouttuesday #bobcat #wildcats #littlebigcats #siouxthebobcat #savethebobcats

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Фото @beverlyjoubert | Совершенно новый дикий детеныш - это просто беспорядочный набор ног и равновесия, лицо которого должно расти, чтобы соответствовать его шерстяному телу котенка. Какая честь видеть такого молодого - всего лишь неделя. У этого детёныша есть много дел и много трудностей, которые нужно преодолеть, прежде чем он станет даже взрослым. Есть и другие хищники, которых следует избегать (и довольно много травоядных). Болезни, конфликты с людьми, потеря среды обитания, изменение климата и браконьерство, вызванные быстро растущим спросом на кости льва, сделают жизнь намного сложнее. Хорошей новостью для этого маленького клочка является то, что его мать сильная и успешно вырастила несколько детенышей, так что шансы на выживание здесь немного более позитивны. Да здравствует ты, маленький лев! #littlebigcats #dikdikpride #lioncub #maasaimara

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🔰 Tag ur Photos and keep waiting 🔰 • • • • • • . A little five-month-old lion lies on the cool, shaded side of a termite mound and looks out onto the Okavango plains, where scores of red lechwe are grazing. The ears are fully alert and those pupils are enlarged: dilated with a predator’s focus. The cub is too young to be joining the lionesses’ hunts, but he has chosen to hide himself on raised ground where he can see and not be seen. This, and that little tongue licking his lips, shows that his predatory instincts have been awakened. It won’t be that long before he starts to play his part in helping to feed the pride. #littlebigcats #natgeo #lionking #follow #instalove #instagramdogs #likeforfollow #lioness #dogsofinstagram #lions #lovely #instalike #followers #followforfollowback #loveit #loveher #lion #like4follow #follower #instagram #instagramhub #following #lionelmessi #love #instagramer #likeforlikes #like4likes #instagramers

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Quietly Sitting This little guy has grown up now but it's worth remembering how he looked as a little cub. #cubs #lioncub #littlebigcats #notpets #thekillmanzoo #stopcannedlionhunting #zooportraiture #zoophotographer #canoncanada #cat_features #canon5dMK3

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