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Dad is NOT in the mood to play! Grumpy lion roars as cheeky cub annoys him 

Dad is NOT in the mood to play! Grumpy lion roars as cheeky cub annoys him

  • The lion tries to sleep in the Masai Mara but his cubs are in the mood for fun and keep playing with his tail
  • He tries to scare them away with an almighty roar but they just ignore him and keep coming back for more
  • The amusing scene is captured by German photographer Ingo Gerlach during a trip to the Kenyan savanna

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Most kids enjoy winding up their dads – but you have to be careful when he’s a ferocious lion.

These cheeky cubs tested their dad’s patience to the limit when they played with his tail as he tried to snooze in the sun.

The magnificent predator let rip with an almighty roar to warn the cubs enough is enough.

But the cheeky little lions weren’t put off and kept coming back to play with his tail. 

Eventually he gave up and wandered off to find some peace and quiet somewhere else.

The grumpy lion lets out an almighty roar as his cheeky cubs annoy him by playing with his tail Masai Mara National Reserve

The lion cubs were in the mood for fun and were fascinated by their dad's bushy tail as he tried to sleep in the savanna

The lion cubs were in the mood for fun and were fascinated by their dad’s bushy tail as he tried to sleep in the savanna

The lion cubs pestered their dad for about half an hour before he eventually got up and found somewhere quieter to sleep

The lion cubs pestered their dad for about half an hour before he eventually got up and found somewhere quieter to sleep 

The funny scene was caught on camera by German photographer Ingo Gerlach, 66, during a trip to the Masai Mara National Reserve, in Kenya. 

He said: ‘There were three females and about eight children. They were maybe six weeks old.

‘Some time later we also saw the male lion. He was the only inactive one of the lion family. He dozed at the edge of a bush and had no desire at all to take care of the family.

The lion startles his cheeky cubs with a ferocious roar to stop them playing with his tail, but they kept coming back for more

The lion startles his cheeky cubs with a ferocious roar to stop them playing with his tail, but they kept coming back for more

The grumpy dad gets increasingly annoyed as the cubs interrupt his nap in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve

The grumpy dad gets increasingly annoyed as the cubs interrupt his nap in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve

German photographer Ingo Gerlach captured the scene in the savanna as the grumpy lion roars at his cheeky cubs

German photographer Ingo Gerlach captured the scene in the savanna as the grumpy lion roars at his cheeky cubs

‘At one point the cheeky lion cubs discovered the bushy tail of their dad. They played with it for a short time before the dad threatened his offspring with licked teeth.

‘This succeeded also for perhaps five seconds, then the lion babies wanted to play further with the end of the tail which was very bushy.

The lion kept roaring at his annoying cubs as they kept playing with his tail and eventually wandered off to find some peace

The lion kept roaring at his annoying cubs as they kept playing with his tail and eventually wandered off to find some peace

The cheeky cubs didn't seem scared when their dad furiously roared at them and kept coming back to annoy him again

The cheeky cubs didn’t seem scared when their dad furiously roared at them and kept coming back to annoy him again

The cubs kept playing with their dad's tail for about half an hour and weren't put off by their dad roaring at them in annoyance

The cubs kept playing with their dad’s tail for about half an hour and weren’t put off by their dad roaring at them in annoyance

‘The offspring were stubborn though and they continued to annoy their dad until he threatened the little ones.

‘The quarrel went on for half an hour before the lion moved to a nearby bush.

‘I had a lot of fun capturing this funny scene with my camera.

‘With my numerous journeys into the Masai Mara I had never been able to photograph such a thing.’

The funny scene was caught on camera by German photographer Ingo Gerlach, 66, during a trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya

The funny scene was caught on camera by German photographer Ingo Gerlach, 66, during a trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya

Photographer Ingo Gerlach took the snaps in Kenya and said: 'I had a lot of fun capturing this funny scene with my camera.

Photographer Ingo Gerlach took the snaps in Kenya and said: ‘I had a lot of fun capturing this funny scene with my camera.

The cubs kept playing with their dad's tail for about half an hour and weren't put off by their dad roaring at them in annoyance

The cubs kept playing with their dad’s tail for about half an hour and weren’t put off by their dad roaring at them in annoyance

The lion cubs were in the mood for fun and were fascinated by their dad's bushy tail as he tried to sleep in the savanna

The lion cubs were in the mood for fun and were fascinated by their dad’s bushy tail as he tried to sleep in the savanna

The lion kept roaring at his annoying cubs as they kept playing with his tail and eventually wandered off to find some peace

The lion kept roaring at his annoying cubs as they kept playing with his tail and eventually wandered off to find some peace

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