Home / Love / Amateur Photographer Captures Heartbreaking Moment When Lioness Discovers Infant

Amateur Photographer Captures Heartbreaking Moment When Lioness Discovers Infant

 

Amateur Photographer Captures Heartbreaking Moment When Lioness Discovers Infant

The relationship between predator and prey is a harsh one. In general, even the tamest house cats can become ferocious and unforgiving predators when faced with a creature smaller and weaker than themselves.

Dogs too can shift from affectionate, adorable canine companions, to determined hunters when placed in situations that warrant that behavior. But this just goes to show that sometimes animals can fight their basest instincts and find compassion even in a cruel world…

Featured image credit: laholzwarth

1. Capturing Nature

Photographer Evan Schiller and his friend Lisa Holzwarth were on an African safari. This wasn’t their first rodeo, of course, they had been in the bush many times before. They had been making their way through Selinda Camp, in northern Botswana, Africa. The blistering, African sun had begun to dip into the horizon, and all around them, the Serengeti was coming to life.

Featured image credit: discovery

 

2. A Day in the Camp

In the distance, a troop of lively baboons was making their way towards the safari truck. This particular troop was quite large and consisted of about 30 or 40 the precocious primates. The hooting and howling of the monkeys could be heard echoing through the savannah. Suddenly, their cries became even louder…

 

Featured image credit: shashaenright

 

3. Head for the Hills!

Something had frightened the baboons, who screamed and scampered out of the way. Some headed up into the trees. It soon became abundantly clear to Evan and Lisa that the baboons were fleeing something ferocious. Two large lionesses came crashing out of the tall grass, rushing at the baboons as they scurried up the trees for dear life.

African baboons live in hierarchical troops that can be made up of between five and 250 animals. These groups can contain entirely separate species as well. This includes Hamadryas baboons and other species like Olive baboons, which are referred to together as Savanna baboons. As the baboons attempted to fill the nearby trees, two more lionesses soon showed up…

Featured image credit: baboonfilms.org

 

4. Baboon Boom

African baboons live in hierarchical troops that can be made up of between five and 250 animals. These groups can contain entirely separate species as well. This includes Hamadryas baboons and other species like Olive baboons, which are referred to together as Savanna baboons. As the baboons attempted to
fill the nearby trees, two more lionesses soon showed up…

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

5. Run for It

The lionesses were roaring at one another, coordinating what would be a brutal attack on the scurrying baboons. Meanwhile, the monkeys were screaming at the top of their lungs, running to and fro, in a mad dash for safety. Before long, one brave baboon made its way down a dead tree and before it could attempt to make a run for it, was snatched up by the hungry jaws of one of the lionesses.

Featured image credit: fzs.org

 

6. Not Lion Around

Lions are one of the most distinctive, recognizable creatures on the planet. They have been depicted in many variations throughout human history since the Paleolithic period. They are all at once considered brutal killers and a symbol of nobility and courage. Perhaps then, what happens next makes more sense than it will seem to at first…

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

7. Got Em’

As the lioness grabs hold of the fleeing baboon, ending its life with one powerful clench of her mighty jaws, she noticed something she had not expected before. A baby baboon, probably only a few weeks at most, detached itself from its mother’s body and climbed out into the sunlight. It waited for a moment, staring at its mother’s deceased body then ran for the nearest tree.

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

8. Resist Instinct

The baby baboon’s instinct was in full gear. It knew it had to climb the tree, to escape the monstrous cat that had just claimed its mother’s life. Unfortunately, the poor little baboon did not have the strength to climb. Then, the unthinkable occurred. Despite her predatory nature, despite the fact that she had just killed the baboon’s mother, the lioness goes over to investigate the baby monkey…

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

9. Babe in Distress

Yet, rather than simply add an appetizer to her now complete dinner, the lioness begins to gently play with the baby. She began to nuzzle the baby, to reassure it, in her own way, that everything was going to be ok, despite the ordeal. It seemed that regardless of how bloodthirsty she had been not two minutes prior, her motherly instincts won out against her predatory ones.

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

10. Gentle Touch

The baby was exhausted, frightened beyond compare and yet, when the lioness picked it up and gently walked over to a shady spot, the baboon seemed to know it was safe. The kind lioness settled down and placed the baby between her paws, She even began to lick the baby in a motherly fashion in an attempt to calm it. Then the baby did something even stranger…

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

11. Baby Behavior

As if it didn’t know the difference, the baby baboon began to try and suckle the motherly lioness. It grabbed hold of the lionesses chest and tried to suckle in the exact same place its mother’s teats would have been. It is an instinctual bit of nature at its finest. A motherly gesture met by a baby’s most primal need: to feed and be loved.

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

12. Attacking Interlopers

Suddenly, two male lions appear on the scene, advancing on the placidly maternal female. In a defensive gesture, the mother lion gets to her feet and begins roaring at the two male interlopers. It seemed that she was intent on protecting her new “cub” even if that meant fending off two, much larger males. Meanwhile, in the trees above, the baby baboon’s family watched intently…

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

13. Daddy’s Back

A male baboon, waiting patiently in a nearby tree, seemed intent on saving the baby from what he perceived were the ominous clutches of a fearsome predator. Presented with the short window of opportunity caused by the two male lions, the daddy baboon leaped down the side of the tree, grabbed the baby, and headed back up the tree as fast as he could.

Featured image credit: Evan Schiller

 

14. Missing Kitty

Once he was sure the baby was in safety, the brave hero baboon, began to cradle it in his arms. Holding it tight and keeping it safe. The baby, confused and still in shock from its harrowing idea, didn’t seem to know what to make of the situation. It squired a bit, trying to return to the ground. But to its deceased mother or perhaps to its new savior, the lioness?

Featured image credit: rangerrom

 

15. Returning Home

The baby baboon was still in danger, the heat of the day and the ordeal were starting to affect it and the father baboon knew he had to get him to a safer, shadier place. With the lions still fighting, he took his chance and dashed out of the dead tree and to a shadier neighboring one. With the help of his family and the kindness of a strange ally, the little baboon survived, even if his mother had not.

16. Inspiring Stories

As they made their way back to camp, Lisa and Evan thought about the miracle they had just witnessed. They had seen the cruelty and brutality of nature, but also the gentleness and courage. In a related incident that occurred sometime before this remarkable scene, a team of safari-goers learned that lionesses aren’t the only formally ferocious felines to take pity on the progeny of their prey…

source: Life Daily

About Mohammad Daeizadeh

  • تمامی فایل ها قبل از قرار گیری در سایت تست شده اند.لطفا در صورت بروز هرگونه مشکل از طریق نظرات مارا مطلع سازید.
  • پسورد تمامی فایل های موجود در سایت www.parsseh.com می باشد.(تمامی حروف را می بایست کوچک وارد کنید)
  • Password = www.parsseh.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*