A Lioness’s Surprising Attack of Guilt. You Won’t Believe This Twist in the Wild
There’s a very simple narrative to how the wild things of the world work. The apex predators sit at the top, prowling through their lands and plucking up smaller prey as they see fit. The smaller creatures keep to the brush and the shadows, evading them so that they don’t end up as the next meal.
Even if you aren’t the kind to watch nature play its cruel course on the Discovery Channel, even house cats tend to show the same tendencies. When smaller creatures cross their paths their instincts kick in and the adorable, loveable feline suddenly crouches down and prowls the way that millions of years of evolution has taught them.
So when a young Baboon crosses paths with a ferocious lioness out on the hunt we all pretty much know how this is going to go.
This lioness killed the babies mother and then discovered the baby and was very curious and began to play with the baboon…although rather roughly. Then, two male lions showed up because of all the excitement. needless to say, the ladies were not too happy!!
Except, according to photographs captured by National Geographic, all of our expectations were turned upside down. The young baboon, separated from its pack and having lost its mother, only seemed to intrigue the apex predator.
Perhaps it was maternal instinct, perhaps the baboons were just too cute. But whatever the case, as these photographs can attest, the hunter and the hunted came together for an eye opening and adorable moment and we are grateful NatGeo was there to capture it all on camera.