A simple playfight between the father lion and one of his mischievous pups was the cause.
The mother had to step in to restore order when things had gone too far.
Just as this father did, we have never seen a lion male toe the line in front of a lioness. Jennifer Lockridge, a 42-year-old amateur photographer, has documented the amusing incidents in a number of pictures.
As the cubs have become braver, they approach Luke without hesitation in an effort to play with him.
He didn’t appear to be really angry, so I don’t think he realized she was biting his tail. Lusaka often bites the tails of both adults and her siblings.