Lion cubs play with mum’s tail. We had spent quite a bit of time with this lioness and her four young cubs in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Early one morning we found her and the cubs near an almost dried up river bed. As the day began to warm up the cubs became very playful, rolling around and playing with mum’s tail. The lioness was keeping a careful eye on a jackal some distance away and she would occasionally give a small growl in its direction. The cubs played on!