Leopard cub kills baboon, then tries to adopt its baby (video)

A remarkable, and sad, video of a leopard cub that kills a baboon only to discover that it was a mother, and that its one-day old baby baboon was hiding in its fur.

But rather than eat the young, the leopard cub ignores its kill, the mother, and starts tending to the baby, even defending it against a hyena.


The story doesn’t end terribly well, the baby baboon died from the cold, but still it’s remarkable to watch the leopard suddenly become so maternal to the baby whose mother it just killed.

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