Leopard Kills Baboon Protects Baby

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+20 1. Oxydous commented 10 years ago

what can someone say about nature... A predator helping the preservation of an enemy species.. Nature just looks after itself.. i wish we could participate as selflessly.
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+36 2. atomikpt commented 10 years ago

I wanted to see more :| baboon needs feeding!! But remaining thought is that pareting is present in all animals.
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+66 3. jaysong09 commented 10 years ago

She's just letting it grow so she can eat it later.
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+13 4. mikeaza commented 10 years ago

agree with #2 need to see the rest of this story.
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+17 5. Taineract commented 10 years ago

#1 - I doubt it was consciously preserving the offspring of an enemy species. It was most likely a mixture of curious, playful, and confused. Even so, it is still heartwarming, and absolutely fascinating to watch.

Nature never ceases to amaze.
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+13 6. PaterSin commented 10 years ago

#3 yea keeps her food fresh^^
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+7 7. Syrup commented 10 years ago

wow thats amazing. if anyone knows where it's from, i'd be keen to watch the rest of it. :(|)
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+20 8. Abreujr commented 10 years ago

#2 and #4 sorry to say but the baby died that night. :'( I've seen the all clip somewhere and the baby didn't survived the night cold. :(
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+5 9. karol commented 10 years ago

GOOD MAM...
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-10 10. codenamegizmo commented 10 years ago

#8 if that's true, i don't see why the camera crew didn't do anything to save it, if they already had all the footage they needed, they could have hauled its ass to a zoo...
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+19 11. Humes commented 10 years ago

#10 Perhaps they didn't do that cause they wanted to preserv balance in nature? None of this actually happened with human influense so its better to let nature untouched.
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+7 12. dvh commented 10 years ago

Honestly, I think it was some kind of simple chemistry that naturaly occurs in every newborn to stop mother from accidentaly kill it.
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+4 13. amiknema commented 10 years ago

Romulus & remus, the book of the jungle, tarzan ... may be they weren't only tales and legends but based on actual facts ;)
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-1 14. Usdevildoggmc commented 10 years ago

2:33 what a pain in the ass it must be to try n keep the baby from falling all the time.
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+5 15. matrozrabbi89 commented 10 years ago

i love how the baby fells asleep @ 3:14 :)
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+4 17. hedlik commented 10 years ago

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Holy sh.t dude! get a life! :S i get nervous from ppl like you :S
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+3 18. makbeth commented 10 years ago

3:16 Ha! Headshot, and then slowly to sleep...
1 day old takes that blow like a champ :)
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-2 19. YetiGrowl commented 10 years ago

#17 hahaha i totally agree.
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-2 20. Pizzathehutt26 commented 10 years ago

baby baboon dies, the end.
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+6 21. Ekuwaitiy commented 10 years ago

Look at the baby eyes 1:13 :O
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-11 22. InfiniteBoredom commented 10 years ago

Its fake its all pshoped. you can totally see the bad shadow effects
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+3 23. riverside89 commented 10 years ago

Awwwwwww. She saved the poor little baby baboon... for dessert.
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+2 24. riverside89 commented 10 years ago

@10 : They didn't have all the footage they needed until they got the footage of the baby dying.

@1 : I think a species that made a habit of preserving the offspring of its natural enemies wouldn't survive very long.
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+2 25. medicino commented 10 years ago

Probably a midnight snack.
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+4 26. dashmagnus commented 10 years ago

Shortly afterwards Madonna arrived and adopted the baby in preparation for her Blond Baboon World Tour.
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-5 27. Urihep commented 10 years ago

Nature: Gods way of telling us its all a joke.
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-2 28. Atmo commented 10 years ago

You also would not eat a baby chicken. You wait until it grows up :D
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-7 29. c2quad commented 10 years ago

Yeah #17 ppl like you always get nervous....& all the downratings doesent bothers me
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-3 30. vanova commented 10 years ago

i don't see any protection here, the Leopard instinct is telling him the Baboon is died! something popping out of the died and wonder around for the Leopard that thing is still died! ( Leopard doesn't interpret little Baboon movements as alive! this is just our conception as human) the hunting instinct is kept off! the confusion of the Leopard turned on other instincts, maybe trigged by the size of the little Baboon...

even with sophisticated human brain, you'll get the same reaction
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+5 31. Nifen commented 10 years ago

#29 People like you are extremists. Ready to fight a war in "gods" name that doesn't exist.
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+2 32. deniedhost commented 10 years ago

this is amazing even the killer instinct of a predator sometimes could beat human nature
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-3 33. c3llz commented 10 years ago

its just like what we do , we farm chicks to chickens then eat them
and #16 god what god ? come on don't tell me you fell for that crap !!!! if there were such a thing why would we see war and death ?
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+3 34. Petralala commented 10 years ago

At 3:17 my heart just sinks, that little, tired and resigned look on the lil'ones face...Seen so much in his short life, :(
Intriguing lil film as it's sad, moving, horrid and heartbreaking at the same time. By right; ::(|)
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+3 35. cripplecog commented 10 years ago

We had a Doberman once that nursed rabbits. It would have been intersting had she been lactating(the cat, that is)
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+2 36. tiggfigg commented 10 years ago

That leopard is a big sweet heart.