A pride of cheeky lions decided to get their 15 minutes of fame

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We arrived at the waterhole in the morning and there was the Avoca pride relaxing at the waters edge. We spent some time watching them before we decided to put a GoPro up to see what would happen. We did not expect the lions to snatch the GoPro within minutes of placing it on the floor.

 

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The lions took the GoPro and went filming in the African bush. We tried to follow the lion that had the GoPro but due to the thick undergrowth, we could not follow him and decided to head back to where we had placed it. As we returned we noticed the one lion was playing with the housing while another had the camera in his jaws.

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In typical cat fashion, the lions soon grew bored of their new chew toy and dropped the camera. This gave us the opportunity to retrieve the camera and to our amazememnt, the GoPro was still in working condition.