Adorable Lion Cubs Wrestling In The Middle Of The Road Causing Traffic Block

A pack of playful lion cubs block traffic in the middle of the Kruger National Park in South Africa after wrestling with each other.

The pride were asleep on the tarmac overnight and weren’t yet ready to move, so decided to chill and have a play.

Tailbacks: The big cats had been sleeping on the tarmac overnight and weren't yet ready make a move

Below you can see other lion cubs yawning as they lazy around in the middle of the road.


Not budging: Two lion cubs yawn together as others are seen lazying around in the middle of the road

Anton and Michelle Campbell-Harris, the couple who took these photos were among a group of excited sightseers in the traffic pile up.

Cute: Lion cubs play with their mother in the middle of the road blocking traffic in the national park


“We were the only car there at the time and as it was early in the morning they were just waking up.”


Play fight: Lion cubs mess around in the middle of the road in Kruger National Park in South Africa

“We watched as the cubs became more playful – it was difficult to know what to focus on as there was so much activity going on.”

Friendly: Lion cubs play with their mother in the middle of the road in the South African national park

“Eventually cars started arriving from the opposite side and the expected traffic jam began.”

Cuddly: The scene was captured by husband and wife Anton and Michelle Campbell-Harris

“It is difficult to describe the feeling of being with wild animals so close, you feel so privileged and it does wonders for your soul.”

Main attraction: As traffic in the park built up, the pride caused a tailback of excited sightseers in the national park

“We always feel a connection with the cats – we can say that they don’t look at us, but rather look into us.”


This pack of playful lion cubs caused a lot of excitement after they stopped traffic in a South African national park

The pair entered the park at 530am in the hopes of seeing the big cats sleeping on the warm sun-soaked tar road.

Sibling rivalry: Mr and Mrs Campbell-Harris were delighted to capture this scene of playing lion cubs

And they were delighted with the outcome, to say the least.

Big yawns: A lion cub plays with its mother while they laze in the sunshine in South Africa

“There were some really inquisitive cubs that came right up to our car. The lionesses started getting restless and, amazingly, they walked right toward our car and into the grass.”

Mr Campbell-Harris enjoyed watching the playful cubs frolic obliviously while the traffic was building up

“We were the only car fortunate enough to have any visual of the little cubby heads above the long grass as they walked away.”


Two lion cubs and their mother stare directly into the camera to get this shot by Anton Campbell-Harris

“The excitement of seeing something in the road as you approach it is not something you can explain. The adrenalin high is what keeps us going back time after time.”

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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