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lioness appearing to lead a lone wildebeest calf back to its herd

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⁣Footage has emerged of a lioness appearing to lead a lone wildebeest calf back to its herd in what a wildlife official has described as 'an act of love'.

The Tanzania National Parks posted the video Monday in which a lioness is seen walking side by side with a plucky wildebeest calf half her size as she escorted the baby animal back to safety in the Serengeti National Park.

Such behaviour is highly unusual and has led Pascal Shelutete, the spokesman for the Tanzania National Parks Authority, to tell the lioness' maternal instincts must have overcome her natural predatory instincts.
Lions are 'generalist hypercarnivores', meaning the overwhelming majority of their diet consists of meat and is not limited to any one species or type of animal.
However, zebras and wildebeest are among the prey animals targeted most often by lions as they are slower and easier to catch than animals like antelopes and gazelles, but pose less of a danger than buffalo.
Healthy adult lions need to consume an average of between 11-16lbs of meat per day, and given that it is rare for lions to enjoy successful hunts in the wild on a daily basis, it is highly unusual to see one of the world's greatest hunters pass up an opportunity for an easy meal.

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CME1983
CME1983 4 months ago

could just be leading it closer to cubs before the kill - fresher meat and less effort than dragging the carcass?

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Whitemans Dog
Whitemans Dog 4 months ago

Better than, "Meals on Wheels".

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GrumpyMadMan
GrumpyMadMan 4 months ago

It is a lost infant calf instinctively following what it thinks is it's mother, and the lion is not presently hungry, nothing more! The same African "wildlife official" would probably also tell you if you eat the liver off an Albino you will obtain magical powers!

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Tubemonks
Tubemonks 4 months ago

Yes, they only kill what they need.

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AnnBee4
AnnBee4 4 months ago

Omg that is so beautiful. If she had wanted to she could have hurt or killed the little calf at once. You can see the calf staying very close to the lioness for protection. I enjoyed reading the description from the Tanzania National Park spokesman who explained why this is so unusual. Thanks for posting! It is so amazing it and I'm saving it. 🦁

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DUBsential
DUBsential 4 months ago

You're welcome pretty amazing too see really

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Tubemonks
Tubemonks 4 months ago

The lion didn't want to kill it and why should it if it doesn't need to?

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