By Josie  November 20th, 2023

Baboon Kidnaps Lion Cub and Grooms It

In the heart of Africa’s wild we stumble upon an extremely rare sight: a baboon kidnaps a tiny and helpless lion cub, bringing it to the tree tops and starts grooming it.

Although this might seem heartwarming, it's probable the baboon has a more sinister master plan.

It’s not unusual for baboons to seek revenge on the king of the jungle by stealing their cubs.

Are Baboons Dangerous?

While baboons are primarily omnivorous, they can pose a threat to other animals, especially young predators.

Baboons are strong, intelligent, and can be aggressive. This is especially so when their territory is encroached upon or if a fellow family member is harmed.

Baboons and lions have since long had a very complicated relationship with one another, oftentimes marked by acts of revenge.

A Complex Relationship

Baboons know full and well that lions are a deadly threat. But seeing as they are unable to directly confront these formidable predators, they instead resort to stealing their cubs.

This incredible video shows us an extremely rare sight. It captures a young male baboon carrying and grooming something rather unexpected – a lion cub.

Baboon Kidnaps Lion Cub

Although we can’t know for sure, the baboon probably kidnaped this lion cub as a form of revenge. Perhaps it started grooming it out of mere habit?

Even the king of the jungle can find himself outwitted by baboons – the tables between predator and prey can turn in a second.

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