What happened next was obvious in retrospect, Burrard-Lucas said. Curious about the mobile camera, a lioness picked it up and dragged it away.
Fortunately the brothers were able to see where she dropped the mangled device.
"Because there was no protection on it in those days, her teeth went straight through the camera and broke it," Burrard-Lucas said.
They patched up the device, popped in another camera, and for the rest of the trip concentrated on elephants and buffalo instead.
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