Baboons versus leopard

October 04, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

We find a heavily bleeding baboon in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. His troop is making loud alarm calls.  It turned out that the baboon had attacked the cub of a female leopard and the leopard had subsequently wounded the baboon. 

 

8.34 we find this wounded baboon8.34 we find this wounded baboon

 

Our guide was convinced that the leopard would return once she had brought her cub into safety.  We waited for a little over an hour and indeed he was right. 

 

09.35 the female leopard returns09.35 the female leopard returns

 

The baboons were in vain trying to protect their friend. 

 

09.35 the baboons are still trying to protect their friend09.35 the baboons are still trying to protect their friend

 

In the meantime a group of Zambian school kids on school excursion had arrived at the scene. 

 

09.40 a group of Zambian kids watches the event09.40 a group of Zambian kids watches the event


 

While I was capturing the expressions of the kids one of the troop baboons bit in the tail of the leopard. A shot I missed but my 13 year old daughter captured it on video. 

 

movie by R. Deckmyn

 

The sound at the end of the video is the sound is a  jeep getting a flat tyre. 

 

 

09.40 A baboon of the troop had just bitten in its tail (see video)09.40 A baboon of the troop had just bitten in its tail (see video)

 

 

 

 

 


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