It is not abnormal to find cats climbing into trees. It is however fairly unusual to see lions lounging in the trees. Like all other cats they use their claws to help them scale tree trunks while climbing into the branches of a tree, however their size often makes scaling a tree a challenge or impossible.

Our partners at Chief's Camp in Botswana shared with us these fun photos of lions relaxing in the trees of the Moremi Game Reserve. Their experts are speculating that the lions are climbing into the trees either to avoid the pestering of flies or to enjoy a cool breeze that will cool them from the heat.

This is one phenomenon you simply must see in person.