Wow! this shot is by @johansmalman and i don’t ever recall seeing anything like it! this brave tortoise is to the best of our knowledge a speke’s hinge-backed tortoise and boy has it got some nerve. the male lion is clearly having a good old snooze but it’s surprising to see him let the tortoise crawl over him. i can’t really offer a suggestion as to why the tortoise would take the risk either being a herbivore that wouldn’t be interested in bugs landing on the lion. has anyone else ever seen anything like this? thanks to @johansmalman for sharing!
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