A pack of playful lion cubs caused a mini snarl-up by wrestling in the middle of the road.

The scene was captured by husband and wife Anton and Michelle Campbell-Harris in Kruger National Park, South Africa. The big cats had been sleeping on the sun-warmed tarmac overnight and weren't yet ready make a move.

As traffic in the park built up, the pride caused a tailback of excited sightseers. Mr and Mrs Campbell-Harris captured the scene just before 6am. Mr Campbell-Harris, 47, who runs a real estate company, said: 'We were the only car there at the time and as it was early in the morning they were just waking up.

'We watched as the cubs became more playful - it was difficult to know what to focus on as there was so much activity going on. 'Eventually cars started arriving from the opposite side and the expected traffic jam began.'

The couple from Somerset West, Western Cape, in South Africa were celebrating their 26th wedding anniversary with a trip to the park. They were treated to an adorable display as the playful cubs frolicked oblivious to the traffic building up.

Mr Campbell-Harris said: 'It is difficult to describe the feeling of being with wild animals so close, you feel so privileged and it does wonders for your soul. 'We always feel a connection with the cats - we can say that they don't look at us, but rather look into us.'

Mr Campbell-Harris entered the park at 5.30am in the hope of seeing big cats dozing on the warm tar road.

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Responses to "Adorable lion cubs wrestling on the road block traffic in Kruger National Park"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have just watched yure video awe those little lion cubs were so happy playing and wen the lionesses woke up they herded them back into the bush love my big cats!

  2. pilvikki says:

    sod. what happened to the video?

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