Motherly love changes the laws of nature: "A brave mother leopard chased a lion stalking prey three times its weight after it tried to eat its cub."

Motherly love changes the laws of nature: “A brave mother leopard chased a lion stalking prey three times its weight after it tried to eat its cub.”

A brave mother cheetah chased off a prowling lion three times her weight after he tried to eat her cubs in Kenya.

Dramatic images captured by Kisemei Saruni, 35, at the Maasai Mara National Reserve showed the moment the cheetah fled from the lion before turning the tables and chasing the would-be hunter away.

Saruni, who captured the images from 130 metres away, said: ‘I was on a regular drive tour while we were viewing a leopard and her cubs when a male lion came out of a bush not far from us.

‘The lion was just casually strolling around his territory when he saw the cheetah and the cubs. The lion ran to the cubs and at first the mama cheetah surrendered and ran away, only to change her mind and chase the lion away.’

A cheetah chase usually lasts less than a minute and covers just 200-300 metres. At full speed, the cheetah takes three strides a second, covering seven-metres per stride. Cheetah females are solitary creatures and usually raise their cubs alone, hiding them in dens by day, and teaching them hunting skills as they grow.

With her maternal instincts kicking in, the cheetah spun around and gave chase to the lion, turning the tables and causing the bigger cat to flee

The cheetah acts to drive the lion in a direction away from her cubs. A cheetah chase usually lasts less than a minute and covers just 200-300 metres

With a possible meal in sight, the lion attempted to separate the young cubs from their mother by chasing her away across the plain

With the lion having been successfully chased away, the mother cheetah adopts a defensive position next to her cubs

The 300lb male lion was seen casually strolling around his territory at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya before he spotted the family of cheetahs

 

With no immediate threat of danger to her cubs, the mother cheetah sits down and surveys the area, with her cubs sat around

 

Related Posts

Al simpático bebé elefante le encanta tanto la siesta que su criador no puede despertarlo, ni siquiera su madre

Este es el momento en que un bebé elefante perezoso dormía tan profundamente que ni siquiera su propia madre pudo despertarlo. Un conmovedor video mostró al testarudo…

Rare miracle in a lifetime: Mobilizing a navy ship with 50 brothers to save an elephant floating 5 miles at sea in a 12-hour rescue (Video)

In a remarkable гeѕсᴜe endeavor, the Sri Lankan navy effectively retrieved an elephant located five miles oᴜt at sea, valiantly ѕtгᴜɡɡɩіпɡ to keep its trunk afloat. Termed…

A baby rhinoceros orphaned overnight has found a new family. His longing for his mother touches everyone’s heart

My һeагt Ьгeаkѕ for J’aime, the baby rhino who tried to protect her mom from poachers. Despite ѕᴜгⱱіⱱіпɡ the аttасk, she bears the scars of their сгᴜeɩtу….

Hmmm, maybe I’m not so hungry after all: The leopard missed his grueling lunch because of the hedgehog

A leopard was given a very prickly reception after it tried to make lunch out of a plucky porcupine. The predator was put firmly in its place…

“Unbelievable Sight: 10-Headed Snake Spotted in India Takes the Internet by Storm”

A recent video has gone ⱱігаɩ showing a giant ten-headed snake slithering through a field in India, causing рапіс and feаг among the people nearby. The teггіfуіпɡ…

“From Checkup to Cutie: Melbourne Zoo’s Newborn Gorilla Then and Now, Adorably Reacting to the Stethoscope’s Coldness”

New???? ???? gorillɑ at MeƖƄourne Zoo gets a cҺeckᴜρ at the hospιtal and гeасtѕ to the coƖdness of the stethoscope. THE ???? gorilla who сарtᴜгed our Һeaɾts…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *