WATCH: Majestic Lion Takes Embarrassing Tumble Over Waterfall
The lion is one of the most beautiful and majestic animals in the world, but even the king of the jungle takes a tumble from time to time.
In a video originally from photographer Clare James in Vosburg, South Africa, a male lion can be seen attempting to cross a river at the edge of a waterfall. Instead of making it across without incident, the slippery conditions and water pressure prove to be too much.
The once-graceful lion takes a major dive and falls down the waterfall, which luckily doesn’t appear to be high enough to do any serious damage to the animal. Once at the bottom of the waterfall, the lion swims to the river bank and exits the river before shaking off the water now soaking his fur.
As the humbled lion begins walking up the trail on the other side of the river, he takes one last glance back at the water. It’s hard to say what the animal was thinking at that exact moment, but I’d assume it’s similar to what humans feel emotionally and physically when they stub their toes on a chair or table in the dark.
Unlike when people embarrass themselves in the comfort of their own home, this poor lion was being secretly caught on camera. The rest of the pride will not let him live this one down.
Newsflare provided a 30-second clip of the lion’s fall from grace on Twitter:
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