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Its A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event: Wild Lioness Spotted Nursing A Baby Leopard

Its A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event: Wild Lioness Spotted Nursing A Baby Leopard


‘It’s A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event’: Wild Lioness Spotted Nursing A Baby Leopard

July 14, 2017


For the first time, a wild lioness has been photographed nursing a baby leopard.


lion nursing baby leopard
Photo credit: Joop Van Der Linde/Ndutu Lodge


Interspecies suckling has been documented among captive animals, but this sighting is pretty much mind-blowing to lion experts. Typically, a lioness would kill a baby leopard.


“It’s unprecedented,” Luke Hunter, president and chief conservation officer of the global wild cat organization Panthera, told The Washington Post. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event.”


lion nursing baby leopard
Photo credit: Joop Van Der Linde/Ndutu Lodge


The photos were taken Tuesday by a guest at the Ndutu Lodge, a conservation area in Tanzania.


lion nursing baby leopard
Photo credit: Joop Van Der Linde/Ndutu Lodge



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