Desperate baby monkey clings to his dead mother after the leopard catches her
Despite putting himself in grave danger, a helpless baby clung to his dead mother as her living body hung from the mouth of a leopard.
This was the heartbreaking moment a desperate baby clung to its mother after a leopard caught her.
This sighting took place in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. 23-year-old wildlife photographer Shafeeq Mulla shares this incredible story with LatestSightings.com:
“My friends and I, with our guide, had planned a long journey to look for this leopard named Olimba, hoping to see her in action. We went out early one morning in search of the same leopard that they Had an unsuccessful hunt the day before.
“We found her only to see that she had killed and was carrying a female Vervet monkey in her mouth. All while the monkey’s baby was hanging on for dear life.
“I knew we had just seen a once-in-a-lifetime sight. My advice to all wildlife enthusiasts would be to be patient with wild animals, and you will experience some unusual behavior and sightings.
“This leopard is quite old and has a young cub named Tattoo. A documentary was also made about her called The Leopard Legacy on NatGeo. Olimba carried the dead Vervet monkey and her baby back to her young cub. Unfortunately, the baby was also killed by the leopard’s cub after playing with it for a few minutes.