By Josie  December 14th, 2023

Leopard Snatches Two Helpless Warthog Babies 

This leopard nimbly snatches two warthog babies and is probably delighted to have scored such an easy grab-and-go snack.

Although the babies’ cries for their mom are heartwrenching, it’s simply just the laws of nature playing out as it has to.

The short but intense video is shot from a safari vehicle, and the mood changes suddenly by the chaos of a hunt.

The Footage

The predator’s first attempt is successful, as it snatches one of the warthogs in its jaws. However, it quickly drops its catch to pursue the second warthog.

This is probably a strategic move, and we can only assume that the leopard will be coming back to retrieve its first catch.

At birth, they typically weigh a mere 2-4 pounds and are dependent on their mother for protection and nourishment.

How Big Are Baby Warthogs?

In the wild, young animals often fall prey due to their naivety and lack of experience.

Predators, like the leopard in the video, are adept at identifying and exploiting these vulnerabilities.

Adult warthogs are known for their defensive capabilities and can be quite aggressive when threatened.

Are Warthogs Aggressive?

They use their sharp tusks and bulk to fend off predators.

However, this aggression is primarily a defensive mechanism rather than predatory.

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