Big Cat Week: Scavengers’ Hunt
During the dry season, young lions become so desperate for food that they will eat almost anything.
Hello, When film makers or photographer's come across one of the big cats in such a poor condition as the above lions are, do they or you try to call out for bush meat to be brought in and left with the felines plus make sure none of the raiding Hyena's move in on the free meal? It breaks my heart to to see any animal starving to death and then we just stand by and do nothing. Thank you Derek and Beverly. You two are angels of mercy to all the African animals.
@Laura King That would not be natural. The ways of nature are cruel, but that is what it takes to make sure the strongest and only the strongest make it to pass on their genes.
@Kimberly Miller @Laura King Kimberly, we have been taking over their natural habitats and that isn't natural either. Also, the lions and the other big cats are rapidly going extinct in Africa because of us and I feel we need to step in and do something before they vanish forever. That's when we will finally see the light and the herbivores will be mowing the continent right down to the ground and the Sahara will slowly expand over the land. So doing nothing is not the solution anymore. We are destroying everything there and we must take responsibility for our actions. Thanks for your input too. Oh and Kimberly, the strongest aren't passing along anything when the once strongest was fit to do that. The only land predator there that is on the increase is the Hyena. And those guys are not appealing for trophy hunters plus we don't like to look at them. They aren't pretty like the lions or leopards and the cheetahs' are. So sad this all is. :(
@Laura King Stopping hunting is what we need to do, I am sure we both agree on that. It is heartbreakingly sad, for sure. This is also pretty natural for young males kicked out of the pride. Most of them do not ever have their own pride, even when they are not going extinct. This is the transition and even where lions and everything else is plentiful, this still happens to many of the young males.
@Laura King I agree with everything you are saying, but feeding lions here and there is not going to do anything. And if lions are going to survive us, it needs to be ones that can get by without being fed by us.