For the next 20minutes the students sat engrossed as ribs were cracked by powerful teeth and the scissoring motion of the powerful carnassial teeth cut away chunks of protein-rich flesh. Thanks to the habituation levels of Karongwe’s pride, all this was happening a mere 10m from where we sat! There was no need to discuss the behaviour being exhibited: nature’s brutality was there for all to see! The only sound to accompany the gnashing of teeth and snarls as the choice cuts were argued over was the click of cameras as the students filled up memory cards trying ingrain the memory in digital format for eternity.
Blog post and photos by Ben Coley