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Just hobbled on a hunt, leopards entered baboon territory and learned a lesson of a lifetime


A lost calling out his got much than he for when his drew the anttention of couple of aggressive

Travel and photographer Mike, 35 from africo captured the moment when two male baboons two cheetahs down the Tswala Kalahari Reserve, the Northern.

“I never seen like this in years of guiding around africa Sutherland.

“We had been following a well-known coalition of male cheetahs, scouting for a meal in the deep valleys of the Korannaberg Mountains. as they approached one of the hillsides, they ascended the rocky slopes to gain vantage and look for prey,” Sutherland said.

“On the other end of the valley, a troop of baboons foraged peacefully until two of the large males spotted the cheetahs in the distance and began alarm calling. To our surprise, the two male baboons made their way slowly across the valley, through the long grass towards the cheetahs.


“The cheetahs sat proudly without moving until the baboons made a swift move up the hillside in their direction. The baboons chased the cheetahs down the rocky slopes and into the grass.”

Sutherland said the predators were separated in the chase.

They were reunited after a few minutes of calling and, once regrouped, continued down the valley. But then the baboons launched another attack.

“They charged the cheetahs and chased them into the distance. The baboons then returned to their troop, and the cheetahs continued hunting into the late afternoon.”

He added the sighting happened at midday when most of the guests were at the camp, relaxing and waiting for the afternoon game drive.

“We were excited and thrilled to witness it and happy that everyone got away unharmed.



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