Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Leopard and the New Born Baboon

I've never liked monkeys but I could not help falling for this poor baby baboon. I've been checking this video every now and then for weeks now!

That's all for now

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Blogger David said...

I watched the whole video. I was able to slowly download it in the background while I visited some other web sites.

A few years ago, there was a similar video in which a lioness adopted a helpless baby gazelle. Nature often seems cruel and capricious. However, once in a while, something like this happens. It seems that even the most fearsome predators are sometimes capable of remarkable acts of compassion.

As beautiful as these scenes of the leopard and baby baboon are, the fate of the baby was almost certainly sealed by its mother's death. Without its mother's milk to nourish it, the baby probably died within a few days.

7/09/2009 12:08 AM  
Blogger Travel Ohio and beyond said...

Excellent. Thanks!

7/09/2009 6:18 AM  
Blogger moonlight said...

awwwww!!! The baby is so so cute walla. I couldn't help but think of Little Miss Tiny Hands while I watched it =D. Sukran attawie :).

7/09/2009 11:31 PM  
Anonymous Hwa Rang said...

I am speechless
thx Atta

7/12/2009 3:00 AM  
Blogger attawie said...

I heard that and I was sadden by this bit of news. kept thinking why nobody helped the poor baby baboon! they were able to capture everything with their camera, they could have saved him!

and only yesterday, mom and I were watching tv and saw an old report about the lioness you wrote about! she adopted many baby animals!

You're welcomed everyone :)

7/12/2009 11:33 AM  
Blogger David said...

I wondered the same thing Attawie. I would also want to try and save the baby baboon. But, it might have been very difficult to do so with the leopard guarding it. There are some people who rescue baby animals, raise them, and train them to return them to the wild. When I was a young boy, I saw the movie "Born Free" about an orphan lion cub who was rescued, raised by humans, and taught how to live free in the wild. I also read the book. It is a beautiful story!

I think that scientists who study animal behavior have to deal with similar emotions. They care a lot about the animals they are studying. If they did not care, they would not be there. However, if they interfere with the natural course of nature, they may not see the natural behaviors they are trying to observe. If you read some about the experiences of Jane Goodall, who spent many years in Africa observing chimpanzees, you will see that she observed many behaviors that shocked or even horrified her. But, it was her job to observe and record, not to interfere.

7/12/2009 10:39 PM  
Blogger زهرة الراوي said...

خطية حراااااااام ..
انقهرت من عرفت مات!!!

Very moving!

You remember attawie, the dolphin I told you about, when the baby dolphin heard a watercraft passing by and he directly followed the sound out of curiosity. The mother ran after the baby and dragged him down and started shocking him until the sound of the watercraft faded away then she let go of him rubbing gently!

The animal’s world is full of wonders!

7/13/2009 10:33 PM  
Blogger Lynnette In Minnesota said...


Have you ever visited the blog My Marrakesh? You may find it interesting. She has some lovely photos up on India. :)

7/14/2009 7:28 PM  
Blogger attawie said...

Yes, indeed!

Never heard of it but it seems interesting! thanks for sharing :)

7/29/2009 7:56 PM  
Blogger Travel Ohio and beyond said...

Since your friend in Iraq stopped updating her blog, I will follow yours. Please let me know anytime you update it.

8/10/2009 4:30 AM  

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