The baboon took the cub up into a tree and preened it as if it were its own, said safari operator Kurt Schultz, who in 20 years had never seen such behavior. “ ‘The Lion King’ is not reality,” Schultz said, laughing at the comparison. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Schultz said when he first saw the baboons early Saturday, the troop of baboons was excited and animated. Clintonfranklint31. In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, a male baboon carries a lion cub in a tree in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The lion merely shakes his head while the troop falsely shows no fear. But in times of danger, they can take to the trees...and use them to their advantage. A blog about African history, and heritage, through audio and video files. The baboon took the cub up into a tree and preened it as if it were its own, said safari operator Kurt Schultz, who in 20 years had never seen such behavior. 1 History 1.1 Baboons! A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is a rare sight, yet it happened over the weekend in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. “Male baboons do … Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. A male baboon carries a lion cub in a tree in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Baboons do their baboon things. The baboon was grooming the cub as if it was a baby baboon, something which was atypical because baboons are notorious for killing leopard and lion cubs. The lion sits upon his hill, he's quiet but he watches all. 1 History 1.1 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar 1.2 The Rise of Makuu 1.3 Bunga the Wise 1.4 Baboons! *�� When he was near him Baboon looked up, and Lion continued to creep upon him. Schultz and others on safaris in the park watched the rare sight and took photographs. Their principal predators are Nile crocodiles, leopards, lions and hyenas. It was a hot morning and the cub was also showing signs of dehydration, he said. 10:22. Kurt Schultz via AP When he grows up, the black marks above his eyes are gone, and the fur on his head is much larger. Lion kills Cheetah Lion kills Leopard Lion vs Leopard 2013 Most Dangerous Battle Best Wild Ani. They receive from him no concern while within reach a cricket sings. The baboon was grooming the cub as if it was a baby baboon, something which was atypical because baboons are notorious for killing leopard and lion cubs. Big Baboon's Troop is a group of baboonsled by Big Baboon that live in the Pride Lands. A male baboon was photographed kidnapping a young lion cub at Kruger National Park in South Africa this weekend, before grooming and caring for it as though it were a young baboon. The baboons had gathered in an area with granite hills and boulders where lions and leopards have been known to hide their cubs while they go hunting, he said, and that’s likely how the baboons found the cub. When, therefore, Lion crept upon him, he thought, when Baboon was looking at him, that he sat with his back towards… The baboon troop slowly comes near. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He sees antelope near a small rill and hears hyena's far off call. A male baboon carries a lion cub in a tree in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It's a scene that could be straight out of the movie, "The Lion King" -- A baboon grooming a lion cub. ( Log Out /  Photo: www.kurtsafari.com Photo: www.kurtsafari.com. “The cub seemed very exhausted.”. Baby Baboon's Troop, also called the cliff baboons, is a group of baboons inThe Lion Guard.They live in a cave at the top of Mapango Cliffs. It is possible they had discovered the lion cub, he said. JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is an unusual sight, yet it happened over the weekend in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. 짤 Dr. Y. and www.afrolegends.com, [2009-2020]. Baboon said (aside), “Whilst I am looking at him he steals upon me, whilst my hollow eyes are on him.” The baby baboon was really struggling with the heat and the father baboon really needed to get him into the shade. However, not everyone is happy … ©2020 Verizon Media. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Baboon sightings in the Kruger National Park in South Africa are always entertaining but visitors watching one particular baboon troop experienced far more than expected when they realized that one of the baboons was clutching a tiny lion cub – no older than four weeks old. A male baboon was photographed carrying around a lion cub in a scene straight out of "The Lion King." Baboons “are really strong animals and when they were all excited and fighting over the baby in the beginning, it could have been injured internally,” Schultz said. The baboon took the cub up into a tree and preened it as if it were its own, said safari operator Kurt Schultz, who in … The baboon took the … The fate of the lion cub is unknown. Kurt Schultz, the operator of Kurt Safari, said he'd never seen such behavior in 20 years. All rights reserved. “Nature is cruel at most times and the survival of a young predator cub is not easy. A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is an unusual sight, yet it happened over the weekend in South Africa's Kruger National Park. According to the reports, Schultz told the media that in 20 years, he had never witnessed such a sighting. We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote. I have witnessed baboons viciously killing leopard cubs and have heard of baboons killing lion cubs.”. Part of HuffPost News. JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is an unusual sight, yet it happened over the weekend in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. The young baboon appeared to be grooming the lion, leaving Shultz baffled. Baboon And Lion Cub's 'Lion King' Moment Is Probably Not Good News For The Cub, The safari operator who snapped the photo warned, "I don’t see a chance of this poor cub surviving. Lion vs. Brave Baboon Fight-West Serengeti Safari - YouTube Holzwarth wrote that after a more than two-hour ordeal, the lioness had to fend off the sexual advances of some approaching males, which gave the visibly fatigued baboon’s father time to snatch him back and scurry up into a tree, out of reach the big cats. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog���s author/ owner is strictly prohibited. In general, each male can mate with any female; the mating order among the males depends partly on their social rank. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. BABOON, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a precipice, and Lion stole upon him. High above the noon sun burns. The rest of the troop got used to the presence of this lion cub and the group settled. Video of a baboon likely adopting a lion cub at Kruger National Park is being widely shared on social media. Baboon, however, had fixed some round, glistening, eye-like plates on the back of his head. ( Log Out /  Nature is cruel at most times and survival of young predator cubs is not easy, as the lion cub poses a threat to the baboons when the lions get older.” The baboon took the … When at last Lion sprung at him, he lay (quickly) down upon his face, and Lion jumped over him, falling down the precipice, and was dashed to pieces. Whilst I am looking at him he steals upon me, whilst my hollow eyes are on him, Innovation in the Face of Adversity: Using Tech to Prevent Car Theft… with no Internet, Diego Maradona, The Golden One, and Africa, GoodBye to Amadou Toumani Tour챕 (ATT) -Former President of Mali, So Long to J.J. 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Most Amazing Wild Animal Attacks ,Socking Buffalo Kills Lion, Leopard vs Wild Dogs, Snake, Animal Attacks. “Male baboons do … “The baboon was grooming the lion cub as if it was a baby baboon,” Schultz said in an email to The Associated Press. ( Log Out /  Inside his ears becomes a bit darker, though the rest of his changes are proportional. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 1:39. The video of the Baboon caressing the lion cub was widely appreciated by internet users who pointed out that animals portrayed compassion and love for other species. Change ). Finally, with the combination of daring courage and the lion’s own desire to take cover, he was able to dash to the safety among the flowers and shade of a neighbouring tree. Male baboons do a lot of grooming but the care given to this lion cub was the same care given by a female baboon to one of her own young. Baboon, however, had fixed some round, glistening, eyelike plates on the back of his head. Lion And Baboon Source: South-african Folk-tales Baboon, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a precipice, and Lion stole upon him. The unusual scene took place on February 1 at Kruger National Park in South Africa. The recent outcry over the shooting of seven escapee lions from Karoo National Park, and the relocation of a Kommetjie baboon, highlights the schism between conservation managers and … *Whilst Baboon did this, Lion came close upon him. “Male baboons do a lot of grooming but the care given to this lion cub was the same care given by a female baboon to one of her own young.”. The lioness was being as gentle as a 350 pound cat can be with a 3 or 4 pound baby baboon. When, therefore, Lion crept upon him, he thought, when Baboon … The baboon was grooming the lion cub as if it was a baby baboon. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Dr. Y. and www.afrolegends.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. “The troop of baboons was large and a lion would not be able to get the young back. BABOON, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a precipice, and Lion stole upon him.�� Baboon, however, had fixed some round, glistening, eyelike plates on the back of his head.�� When, therefore, Lion crept upon him, he thought, when Baboon was looking at him, that he sat with his back towards him, and crept with all his might upon him.�� When, however, Baboon turned his back towards him, Lion thought that he was seen, and bid himself.�� Thus, when Baboon looked at him, he crept upon him. The dramatic encounter happened at South Africa's Kruger National Park by Stew Nolan, a 41-year-old photographer and entrepreneur The female lion appeared to have also killed an adult baboon. The baboon took the little cub into the tree and preened it as if it were his own, said safari ranger Kurt Schultz who said he has never seen such behaviour. Baboon was seen caressing the lion cub. Baboons can determine from vocal exchanges what the dominance relations are between individuals. The troop of baboons was large and a lion would not be able to get the young back,” Schultz said. Lions Vs Baboons Lion Kills & Eats Baboon Monkey Animal Nature Wildlife. Baboons spend most of their time foraging on the ground. Today is National Voter Registration Day! ", Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. they know the lion is well fed. South African Folk Tales, by James A. Honey, 1910, Baker & Taylor Company. BABOON, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a precipice, and Lion stole upon him. The fate of the cub is unknown. JOHANNESBURG -- A male baboon carrying and grooming a lion cub is an unusual sight, yet it happened over the weekend in South Africa's Kruger National Park. The lion cub would pose a threat to the baboons when it gets older. Baboon, however, had fixed some round, glistening, eyelike plates on the back of his head. Adult baboons are known to kill leopard and lion cubs when they find them unattended by adult lions. While the rest of the baboon troop settled down, the male “moved from branch to branch, grooming and carrying the cub for a long period of time,” Schultz said. ( Log Out /  The baboon took the little cub into the tree and preened it as if it were his own, said safari ranger Kurt Schultz, who said in 20 years he had never seen such behavior. Most baboons live in hierarchical troops containing harems. Founding member and help shape HuffPost 's next chapter the rest of the troop of baboons was large and lion. 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