After that last piece, we need something a bit less stressful. Here’s a series of photos, taken in Kenya’s Maasai Maru game park in August, of a mother lion rescuing her cub from a ravine. Several females of the pride try to rescue the cub before the mother herself finally succeeds. According to PuffHo, which has the same piece (but with pictures in a slideshow):
Jean-Francois Lagrot snapped these incredible shots of a lioness rescuing her struggling cub, who seems to be holding on for dear life. The perilous position of the young lion seems to have it within inches of losing its life, just before its mother comes to the rescue.
Here’s the first photo; go to the msnbc site to see the series and the heartwarming finale: