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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2012, 08:48:36 AM »
Hey Videos like this show that the Ark was possible! :roflolmao:
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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2012, 09:54:09 AM »
I listened to the original video with the sound off and my thought was, "Just like a cat playing with a mouse."  I didn't see mothering instincts at all.


The lioness/antelope one seems different......since the lioness in question 'adopted' another antelope after the one in the video (and didn't eat/attack either of them)
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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012, 12:11:28 PM »
That HAD to be a message from god, no other explanation.

I think it is to show that gay sex is wrong.

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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2012, 07:59:28 AM »
"how much of that do you figure is just anthropomorphizing"?  I wouldn't say this is a matter of anthropomorphizing at all, especially now that I've seen the video of lion/antelope, as obviously animals or mammals at least, behave in this way and its not just a characteristic of humans.

It would have been interesting to see if these adoptive mothers would have aggressively protected their 'babies' from predators in the same manner as protecting their own
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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2012, 08:42:25 AM »
Yes animals adopt animals cross species that is well known.  However I'm not sure that wild cats would have the same tendency as domesticated cats or as other less carnivorous species.  In the case of the lioness I'm not sure what's going on.  Could be adoption could be curiosity could be sadism. 
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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2012, 08:44:20 AM »
Yeah, there's cross-species adoption and then there's a predator adopting its typical prey.  That's the part that's getting me I guess considering that usually the young are treated as easy targets along with the old and sick.

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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2012, 08:52:17 AM »
Yes animals adopt animals cross species that is well known.  However I'm not sure that wild cats would have the same tendency as domesticated cats or as other less carnivorous species.  In the case of the lioness I'm not sure what's going on.  Could be adoption could be curiosity could be sadism.

Considering how already malnourished that lioness looked it is just a bad idea. 
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Re: Leopard seems to take care of a baby Baboon whose mother it just killed.
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2012, 09:56:30 AM »
Yes animals adopt animals cross species that is well known.  However I'm not sure that wild cats would have the same tendency as domesticated cats or as other less carnivorous species.  In the case of the lioness I'm not sure what's going on.  Could be adoption could be curiosity could be sadism.

Considering how already malnourished that lioness looked it is just a bad idea.


Which makes it even more perplexing that she didn't eat either of her 'adopted' antelopes.......

Maybe she's one of those wacko vegetarians ;)

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