According to the Imgur user who told the story, the lioness attacked a group of baboons, managing to grab the female by the teeth. The predator did not immediately notice that the baby baboon was still clinging to the already dead body of the female.
Soon the infant let go of its dead mother and tried to climb the tree. However, he was too weak.
But then a miracle happened! Instead of crippling the infant, the lioness simply examined it with interest.
Soon the predator began to carefully play with the baboon.
The photographers thought that the lioness might just play with her food and bite the baby at any moment.
Instead, the lioness was unusually gentle with him. She carefully picked him up with her teeth and carried him away.
This story looked like it was plucked straight out of the Jungle Book!
The baby baboon felt comfortable in the company of the lioness. The lioness’ maternal instinct probably kicked in.
When a lion approached the baby, the lioness immediately got up and drove it away.
Meanwhile, the little baboon’s father was watching from the tree.
He took advantage of the opportune moment: in an instant he rushed down the tree, grabbed his baby, and quickly climbed up the tree.
Unbelievable! The baby was rescued first by the lioness and then by his father!