leopard vs baboons
Photo Credit: Latest Sightings

A first-time tourist to the Kruger National Park Captured a once-in-a-lifetime showdown between a leopard who thought he was clever and some baboons who were not to be underestimated.


Kruger National Park, South Africa (16 August, 2023)—In the heart of the Kruger National Park where roads are often a place for a wildlife sighting or an encounter if you’re lucky, one first-time tourist captured a once-in-a-lifetime showdown between an overly ambitious leopard and a troop of baboons who were greatly underestimated. The lone leopard vs baboons showdown is an incredibly rare sight for any visitor, let alone a first-timer!

In the initial viral video of the showdown shared on Latest Sightings, the leopard can be seen escaping after his plans for a baboon lunch went very wrong; highlighting his tenacity and speed.

However, from the first-time tourist Merve Mersinligil’s perspective; the baboons’ side of the story was captured in full clarity displaying their tact and teamwork as they handed the leopard’s tail to him, with many South African viewers agreeing that we as people can learn a thing or two about working together from this squad.

Watch: Leopard vs Baboons Showdown

Merve shared with Latest Sightings that she had made a joke before the leopard learnt his lesson, expressing that she considered giving the baboons a warning upon noticing the leopard’s suspicious movements.

Luckily for the male primates, they caught her telepathic message and around 50 of them were ready to rock and roll the leopard out of sight.

Another day, another reason South Africa is a movie.

Sources: Latest Sightings
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