The “Misfit” lion cub is accustomed to being solitary. As the pride ventures off, he is left behind and forgotten by his mother, brothers, and cousins, including the adolescent lions. With no one to turn to, the cub must avoid calling out for his family as it could attract the attention of dangerous predators, such as the local leopard. Lions and leopards have a long-standing rivalry, and if a cub from either species is found,
it is likely to be killed. As the leopard stands just twenty yards away, fixated on the cub, a genet approaches. However, the leopard remains undistracted and focused on its prey. Suddenly, a hippopotamus intervenes and breaks the tense atmosphere. Despite their dislike for leopards, hippos are unlikely to save lion cubs from their grasp.