This is the remarkable moment a young lion cub tries to save his companion from being tranquilized by attempting to pull a dart out of her body.
The lioness was struck by the dart at Ol-Pejeta conservancy by conservationist monitoring its movement. After seeing one of its kind has been hit, a nearby lion rushed to the female’s aid and wrapped his teeth around the dart.
He then pulled out the dart as he desperately tried to save the cat.
The lioness had been targeted as it was suffering from disease in her paws. They treated her and returned her to the wild.
Additional reporting by Daily Mail