Photographer Barbara Fleming captured a once-in-a-lifetime shot of a lion family in Tanzania. 8 lovely cubs obediently lined up next to a lioness and all looked directly to the camera as if instructed.

The photo was taken 2 years ago in the Serengeti Loliondo Conservation. The cubs belong to 3 different lionesses – they’re one big happy cat family! The lionesses didn’t seem to be bothered about the photoshoot, too, they were proud to show off their little ones.

It’s especially nice to see such a picture when you consider that the population of these majestic animals is rapidly decreasing. The number of the big cats plummeted from 450,000 in the early 1940s to only 20,000 now.

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