Baboons Caught On Camera Grooming Baby Lions In Kruger National Park

The video seems too incredible to be accurate, but that’s what the safari operator, who witnessed the incredible scene, also thought. Luckily, he caught the moment on film in time. Otherwise, no one would have believed him. But indeed, a baboon taking care of and grooming a lion cub is hard to believe. However, it happened in South Africa’s Kruger Park.

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It was early in the morning when Kurt Schultz – driving a safari vehicle full of tourists – came across a group of baboons. A ubiquitous sight for South Africa's largest game reserve, but soon he discovered something very unusual. One of the baboons, holding a lion cub in his arms. The scene intrigued Schultz, who had never seen anything like this for over 20 years since he was a safari guide.