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 Post subject: UN-NATURAL BEHAVIOUR BY MAMMALS!
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:56 pm 
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What made me decide to start this thread was seeing this picture of two cheetah's in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya, close to an impala.
Pictures were taken by a professional photographer, Michel Denis-Huot, and cheetah's actually played and licked the impala before letting it go.

This is the fourth/fifth time I have either seen directly or seen pictures of un-natural behaviour by some species of wild animal.
Last year we had a lioness, Samburu Game Reserve Kenya, who had adopted a baby antelope, if I remember well an oryx, and kept very close to her at all times over a period of three weeks. Rangers then separated the two as it was a very un-natural behaviour and had become a front page story.

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 Post subject: Re: UN-NATURAL BEHAVIOUR BY MAMMALS!
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:shock: :big_eyes: :big_eyes: Nature will always amaze us! Unlike humans, animals will only kill to eat, well most times.


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Interesting thread RUMURUTI! :thumbs_up:

I have seen a program that was made about the lioness adopting the oryx...very sad. :o


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 Post subject: Re: UN-NATURAL BEHAVIOUR BY MAMMALS!
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In fact Sprock's, I've seen a fully grown male lion with a warthog but in a private ranch and they had been kept together all their lives so their un-natural behaviour was man caused but seeing it in the wild is a little strange.

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Here's a picture of lioness and the baby oryx, this was actually the third oryx the lioness had adopted!
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I think 2 of them died of starvation and the third one was caught by a male lion.


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Leopard caring for a baboon baby...

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Thanks Dotty, this is exactly the programme I was talking about. This will never fail to amaze me. :shock: :big_eyes: :dance: :clap: :(

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That is Amazing
When watching the video I cant help but think that the young cat was more curious of the little one than filling motherly. But in Saying that it was Incredible to watch such a spectacle.

Just as we stared to think we could predict the animals things like that show up!


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Hi B111, quite some time was dedicated to this incident. There was clearly maternal behaviour involved, and not mere curiosity. Initially I thought that it was staged, as I could not fathom such behaviour.

Same with the lion and antelope mentioned earlier. In fact, the lioness protected one of the antelopes with her life - until she lost a bit of concentration and a male snatched the antelope. It was very, very sad, but nature acting out. Also, by then, the lil' antelope was very weak after starving for days.

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Hi Elzet, Don't believe that I think that such a incredible cat was only curious but I do believe that a mothering instinct came through but I still am sure a cats are curious to a degree nearly all the time!


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I have watched all of the mentioned documentaries, and all I can say is :big_eyes:
I can only imagine what goes on when we are not "watching"?
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Wow, nature is so amazing and always offers a suprise for us humans :lol: Wonderful stories, pics and video :clap:

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