We all know the male lion as the jungle’s king with its magnificent mane and terrifying roar.
Maybe these images will reveal who is in command.
After a little too much fun with their kids, the male lion is receiving an earful from his counterpart.
After the playful cub wouldn’t stop nipping at his tail, her father pinned her down and clarified who was in charge.
After being pounced on and tickled by the playful cub, Lusaka’s father, named Luke, had placed her down in mock fury while she giggled.
So, when the male lion tried to touch her, the female lioness – also known as the jungle queen – didn’t hesitate to let him know how she felt.
Here, the mischievous cub continued to nip at his father’s tail. He pretends not to have noticed.
But it was clear that the father had had enough when he ultimately decided to join in the playfight and establish his authority over his daughter.
But the fun came to a halt when the protective mother arrived and began to scold the male while baring her teeth.
These amazing photographs were taken by Jennifer Lockridge, a casual photographer who was in the right place at the perfect time.
‘The cub, Lusaka, is particularly feisty and is always one of the last to go inside when called. Lusaka is definitely a “daddy’s girl” and seems to be the most enamored with her father,’ says the photographer.
When the cubs become more courageous, they approach Luke readily wanting to play with him.
‘I don’t think he realized she was biting his tail and that he didn’t appear to be very disturbed. Lusaka bites the tails of her brothers and parents as well.