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These photos were taken at the Ongava Game Reserve in Namibia.  A black-backed jackal jumps a male lion.

The lion sits on the jackal.

It is hard to tell if these two are playing or fighting.

The lion could have crushed the jackal if it wanted to,  but lions don’t normally kill jackals. Just not enough meat on a jackal for a lion to bother.

Perhaps the two are just playing a bit.  After all, they both are social species.

However, lions might be good allies for a jackal. They keep the leopards away, and we all know that leopards love to eat jackals and dogs.

Still, these are pretty amazing photos.



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