Insects Make Lions Climb Trees

Insects Make Lions Climb Trees

How flies can scare off lions…

The first picture shows how lions are practically “attacked” by flies. But below you can see what they do to escape from these flies.

The lion flies on this female lion’s face are attracted to the blood smell left on fur after the animal feeds on a carcass.

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Photo Credit: Susan Hack (http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2011-12-03/tsetse-flies-escape-bug-zappers-hate-dettol-lotion)

They are among the most dangerous animals in the world, so it must surely have been a fearsome foe that led an entire pride of lions into scampering up a tree. But it wasn’t stampeding wildebeests that caused them to take cover. It was flies. These are amazing pictures of the lions, perched precariously in the branches.

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Photo Credits: Australian photographer Bobby-Jo Clow,

Location: Central Serengeti in Tanzania.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3149734/Pride-comes-fall-treemendously-risky-place-lion-sleeping-like-logs.html#ixzz3fanjvtae