Lions are one of the most fearsome predatory animals in the world, and no one in the jungle could ever scare them off, so what led these lions into climbing up this tree?
It wasn’t some predatory animal, though, that caused the lions to take cover from this tree—but a swarm of pesky flies.
Australian photographer Bobby-Jo Clow was leading a safari in the central Serengeti in Tanzania when he came across these lions climbing up a tree. He immediately took pictures of them while they lay on the branches of the tree.
A total of fifteen lions decided to climb 15 feet up and were caught on camera lounging in the branches of a sturdy tree.
The pride of female lions had no choice but to climb up the tree to escape the flies together with their cubs.
One male lion tried to climb his way up the tree, but it turned out that the tree was already full, and there’s no room for more.
Not only did they climb the tree to escape the flies but also to find shade away from the sunlight.
They could finally relax after they escaped the pesky flies and irritating sunlight.
A passenger who saw the lions said, “Our guide spotted the pride in the trees, and luckily, we were able to get close enough to the lions to create some unique images. We were close enough that we could hear their vocal interaction and also hear some of them snoring in the tree.
“It was an incredible sight and was very comical at times as the lions appeared rather clumsy while moving and repositioning themselves.
“Our guide told us that due to the recent rains, the grass was quite long and that lions climb trees to escape the insects that thrive there.”
Some of the lions were still not happy, being followed by the bees despite making their way up 15 feet off the ground.
These lions, scary as they may appear, didn’t matter where they go around the tree as long as they escape these pesky flies.
Being the alpha male of the pride means you can do anything you want out of pride, but with this lion, it seems like there’s no room left at the inn.