Deep throaty calls are all that is heard in the first several seconds of this clip posted by Kruger Sightings. The lioness in the video sounds incredibly sad, which is much different than the strong roars that we are all so accustomed to hearing from the powerful animal. However, this clip depicts just how upsetting it is when a lion is separated from its pride.
What’s even more amazing about this footage is that it shows the pride searching for their lost friend.
The group of lions appears to fan out and search through the brush just as a family would search for a child. When the lioness first sees her pride, she is cautious and hesitant. Likely, this is because she needed a moment to believe what she was seeing after three days of separation and 40 long minutes of calling out to them.