A Lioness Captures A Baby Baboon And Does The Last Thing You’d Expect

Nature can be a brutal place, but sometimes the unexpected behaviour of animals can shock us all.

This is the moment a lioness grabbed a female baboon by the scruff of the neck while her baby clung onto her limp body.

lioness with dead baboon in mouth image www.pythonjungle.com

With the mother baboon now dead, the baby attempted to make a break for the tree, but was too weak to climb.

The lioness watched in disbelief, seemingly eyeing up her next snack.

Lion-Baboon_baby on tree image www.pythonjungle.com

Things looked bad for the tiny monkey, who looked as if he was about to be gobbled up by the bloodthirsty lioness.

Lion-and-baboon_baby play at tree image www.pythonjungle.com

But remarkably, just as it looked as if the lioness was about to take a fatal swipe, something incredible happened.

Lion-and-Baboon-baby lay together image www.pythonjungle.com

The lioness started playing with the baboon and, after a while, picked up the tiny primate softly in her mouth before settling down with the baby between her paws.

Lioness-Baboon_baby suckling image www.pythonjungle.com

Then, in a strange behavioural twist, the baboon started to try and suckle the lioness.

Lioness-Baboon_baby together image www.pythonjungle.com

The baby was safe, for now, as the lioness was as gentle and tender as the baboon was unafraid.

But then, just as it seemed the ordeal was over, something even more remarkable happened.

lioness chases away male lions image www.pythonjungle.com

Two male lions arrived on the scene to examine the baboon, but were met with aggression by the lioness, who chased them away in an unexpected show of compassion.

Baboon-Baby_rescue in treetops image www.pythonjungle.com

However, during the fracas, a male baboon – who had been watching from a nearby tree – saw an opportunity to save the baby from the clutches of the lions.

He swooped down undetected and whisked the baby to safety in the tree tops.

baboon cuddles his baby monkey in treetops image www.pythonjungle.com

Back safely in the trees, the father cuddled the baby after his heroic rescue mission.

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Henry Sapiecha

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