To the Jouberts:
I just saw your beautiful movie, The Last Lions. One thing bothered me terribly and I can't get it off my mind: What ultimately happened to the little female cub whose back was broken and therefore unable to use her hind legs??? I know the mother lion left her by the edge of the water due to the instinctual directive to abandon flawed offspring, but I'm wondering if you and/or your crew stepped in at all to help the disabled cub. I realize this is the way of Mother Nature and most animal photographers/videographers believe in leaving nature to its own course, come what may, but I would just like to know if perhaps someone had a chance to either euthanize the cub so it wouldn't die a slow death by starvation or from being killed by a predator. Even better, if perhaps the cub was rescued and taken to a vet to see if anything could be done for it. I don't mean to be over-emotional about it because I know these kinds of things happen every day in the wild, but often humans can, and do, rise above simple instinct to help those who cannot help themselves. I would really, really appreciate an answer...even if it's the one I may not prefer to hear. Thank you in advance.