Male baboon steals, adopts and grooms lion cub

Male baboon steals, adopts and grooms lion cub

- Animals are lovely creatures, and a male baboon has re-established that fact when it was seen tending to a lion cub

- The baboon stole the lion cub from its pride at Kruger National Park in South Africa and adopted it

- The moment was experienced by someone who has spent 10 years walking the length and breadth of the park, Kurt Schultz

A male baboon in Kruger National Park in South Africa has stolen a lion cub from its pride and taken it up a tree to groom.

A man who has walked the length and breadth of the park for 10 years, Kurt Schultz, was baffled when he saw the baboon tending to the cub, IOL reports.

Schultz took the video of the moment, and the video has since gone viral on social media. In the video, the baboon can be seen sitting in a tree with the cub as it combs through the cub's fur with its fingers.

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Below is the video:

Schultz said what he saw was the best and the strangest sighting of his life.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences disclosed the discovery of a two-year-old lion in a residential building.

The lion was discovered in the Victoria Island area of Lagos state, chairman of the task force, Yinka Egbeyemi had said.

The lion which was said to be owned by an Indian national was caged at number 229, Muri Okunola street.

Egbeyemi also disclosed that men of the Nigeria Police Force were deployed in the area.

In other news, a lion that escaped from its cage at Kano zoological garden on Saturday, October 19, 2019, was finally captured after hours of searching for the animal.

The disclosure was made on Sunday, October 20, 2019, by the head of the zoological garden, Sai'du Gwarzo, who said that the lion was found inside the zoo premises.

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The lion was found in a cage belonging to goats. The lion was said to have killed and eaten all the goats in the cage.

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Gwarzo said: “The rangers had succeeded in locking up the cage before the lion was shot with an injection which made him less harmful before it was captured and returned to its cage."

There was panic on Saturday night, October 19, around Zoo Road in Kano metropolis, when the lion escaped from its cage.

The incident happened around 9pm when the rangers were trying to put it back to its cage after they returned it from the national agricultural show which took place in Nasarawa state.

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