She stumbled upon an injured bat-eared fox that was about to become a lion’s food. Instead of letting this lion just get a quick and easy lunch, she does the unthinkable. The lioness spotted the injured fox and, instead of treating it like food, ran to protect it from another lion who was moving in on it.
The lion, obviously angered by the lioness’ opposition, quickly turned his gaze to her cubs. Apparently he didn’t learn, so he figured going for her real babies was the smarter decision. This only provoked the lioness and led the two to a full-out roaring battle.
Did somebody say “roar-off?”
Both the lion and the lioness stood their ground, but after some time, the lion gave up and walked away, hoping to find a snack elsewhere. This beautiful act of bravery and kindness was done by the head lioness of the Sunday Pan Pride. She resides at the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. Apparently for this lioness, no animal would be left undefended. Truly a shocking and unexpected act of love.