Photo album of a growing leopard cub

National Geographic has a cool photo gallery showing the first year in the life of a young leopard cub, Legadema. It’s a nicely done gallery with some really interesting pictures. This one shows the mother leopard scrambling to prevent the cub from falling out of a tall tree.

There are some other interesting pics, but this little story was particularly interesting. The young leopard managed to kill an adult female baboon. However, when she found that there was a young baby hanging onto the baboon, she was gentle with it. She “groomed it and gently carried it to safer branches higher in the tree”. There they snuggled up for the night, but by morning the baby had died.