|Images of Africa|
|by John Walker|
Near the tree, the water buffalo was pretty much where we left it the previous night, with two lionesses and their cubs in attendance and feeding in relays. This lioness is calling her cubs to the kill from the island where they were cavorting beneath the vulture tree. Lionesses make the silliest sound calling their cubs--it's more like the "meep" of a housecat than the roar you expect from the Queen of Beasts.