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Viral video shows a leopard's ambush and a baboon's brave reaction

Wild animals must always be alert and aware of their surroundings, as they could be hiding places for predators. This is how they live every day and therefore they must adapt to their environment. A video is doing the rounds on the internet showing a lone leopard attacking a group of baboons. See what happened between the big cat and the unfortunate but brave baboons.

The video was shared on YouTube by the channel Latest Sightings, a place where internet users can follow many interesting animal encounters on camera. The 1 minute and 25 second long clip starts with several baboons walking along the shore of a lake, seemingly moving to another location. Then suddenly a huge leopard jumps out of the bushes, startling and scaring the smaller wild animals. The big cat manages to hunt down one of the baboons as it emerges from the bushes with the probably dead animal in its mouth. The rest of the group follows the leopard in the hope of getting their friend back. The next scene shows the larger animal ending its hunt in the grass while the baboons shout and yell at it from behind.

The leopard is apparently annoyed by the group's shrill noises and tries to scare them away. At first he succeeds, but the baboons pursued him relentlessly and did not give in. At the end of the clip, the leopard has completely disappeared from the frame while the baboons flock around their dead friend.

According to the description below the video, it was shot by a safari ranger named Solomon Ndlovu at the Singita Lebombo Lodge in South Africa. Internet users are reacting to the video in the comments section. The first user wrote, “Never change the editing of these videos. That's why we come here.” A second user wrote, “It's so heartwarming to see the baboons trying to protect each other.” And a third user commented, “Unbelievable how quickly a leopard kills.” The video has been viewed more than 1 million times on the platform so far.

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    first published: 08 June 2024, 12:23 IST