However actually, it is hard to believe that a baboon would care for and care for a lion cub. However, it happened in the Kruger Park in South Africa.
It was early in the morning when Kurt Schultz, in a safari vehicle loaded with tourists, come across a bunch of baboons. A perfectly normal view for the biggest game get in South Africa, but soon after he discovered something very unusual. One of the baboons carried a small lion cub on his arm. The sighting fascinated Schultz, that had never seen anything like it for more than twenty years because he became a safari guide.
” I went to a very active area, which is extremely active with the sightings of Leon, and came in a truly excited and playful baboon company, that’s normal for the first hrs of the morning,” Schulz explained by the bored panda.
The amazing view came as a surprise to Schultz, because baboons are extremely aggressive, especially to baby leopards or lions. So the safari operator initially thought that the young animal was actually lifeless, but soon realized that he was wrong. Also, the baboon he was carrying acted as if the child was his own baby.
” The young baboon crossed the street and climbed into a marula tree … then he cared and cared for the lion cub like it was a young baboon,” Schultz said. “Men groom themselves a lot, however brushing … was the same grooming that a female would certainly give among hers of her very own chicks. “It happened so fast. He was quite scared since he knew that if he didn’t get the images, no one would believe me. “
While this scene is adorable and heartwarming, it certainly won’t have a happy ending. It is very likely that the cub did not make it through as it would have been difficult for the lion pride to recover it. Either way, Schultz believes that what happened is “100 percent natural.”
” It was nature at its finest,” Schultz said. “He might seem cruel to us, however when this baboon [chases] a killer, he understands that two years from now, when the lion gets his possibility, the roles will be reversed.”