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No fairytale end for lion cub snatched by baboon


No fairytale end for lion cub snatched by baboon

A video of the baboon grabbing the cub has gone viral, with many viewers hoping the baby would somehow survive

Senior reporter

There will probably be no happy ending for the lion cub that a male baboon snatched from its hiding place in the Kruger National Park on Saturday.

Photos and video shot by the photo-safari operator and former field guide Kurt Schultz show the baboon cradling the cub and grooming it as if it were a baby baboon.

Schultz, who owns Kurt Safari Company (https://www.kurtsafari.com/), a wildlife photo-safari outfit, was on an early morning drive in the park when he found the baboon troop next to one of the granite outcrops that dot the landscape near Skukuza...

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