Baby baboon falls into lion’s lap – lion’s reaction has the whole world stunned

We often come across stories from the animal kingdom that simply leave us in awe.

The stories that always get to me the most are those in which animals display incredible compassion or kindness towards one another.

Here’s one from northern Botswana, Africa, that is just like that.

Wildlife photographers Evan Schiller and Lisa Holzwarth witnessed something mind-boggling while out on a game drive one day. Thankfully, they managed to capture the incident in incredible photos that have since been spreading like wildfire.

It all began when a lioness attacked a group of baboons, capturing and instantly killing one female baboon in the process.

But within seconds it became clear the female baboon wasn’t alone: her tiny baby was still clinging to her body.

The baby tried quickly to escape, attempting to run up a tree. But he was too small and weak to climb.

That’s when the lioness shifted her attention over to him.

The photographers witnessing the spectacular incident immediately feared the worst: the lioness would surely devour the little baboon in no time.

But instead, a miracle happened. The lioness gently and curiously approached the baby baboon – and within a few moments they began playfully interacting with one another.

The remarkably gentle lioness gradually picked him up in her mouth and carried him away. Some moments later, the two were cuddling.

The baby baboon seems to have immediately taken the lioness as its new mother, and the lioness’ own maternal instincts had obviously kicked in.

Some moments later, a male lion arrived on the scene. The lioness immediately got up and fended him off, as captured in the amazing photo below.

While all this was unfolding, the baboon’s father was sitting in a tree nearby, keeping a watchful eye over the developments.

He took opportunity of the lion’s distraction to make his move — he quickly rushed down the tree, scooped up his baby, and climbed back up the tree to safety.

How incredible! First rescued by a lioness, then by its brave father — this little baboon certainly had angels watching over him that day!

This event is simply extraordinary — from the lioness’ gentleness towards the baby baboon, to the brave father who comes down to heroically rescue him at the end. Share if you were just as moved by this lioness’ and father’s love!



  1. Jene Wertz says:

    Love these! Are any for sale?

  2. Michelle says:

    Breathtaking! Love ❤ So very beautiful!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    in Michigan goes across the sky horizontally not vertically.

  4. Andrea says:

    Amazing photos.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love how your click image is form #cosmos on Fox and you didn’t even bother to hide the watermark you used to make it look like the probe took the photos from IN the Jupiter atmosphere.

    • Cleo Cat says:

      yep, thought the same thing. pretty obvious, but still the article did surprisingly have some interesting details.

  6. Mark Bracken says:


  7. Marilyn Kinsella says:

    Learn something new everyday. Never heard of these – fascinating, beautiful, inspiring and downright awesome.

  8. Halina Biernacki says:

    Yes, these are stunning pic’s …. however, due to the development “doctoring” technology … how much of this is real?

  9. Lill ashakara says:

    Amazing, beautiful. Thank you, it made my day.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Miles Hebert for such amazing photos and making my day just a little more enriched. I have not seen these mice before, learn something new every day! Thanks, Miles!

  11. Angie says:

    Hi I have seen a photo of a field mouse sleeping in a purple tulip b,4 on FB. So cute I love these photos of these little miceys. It must be a lovely experience for you to see nature at its finest. And to capture such an event. With your eyes through your camera. Envy. From Angie ☺

  12. scott says:

    Beautiful. Who painted them?

  13. Wanda says:

    Churning storms make it look like the tie dye planet

  14. Anonymous says:

    and were not united with universe hahaha

  15. Anonymous says:

    That’s some beautiful fake bullshit right there.

  16. Lyn Hoffmann says:

    Yhese are NOT fake – we see clouds just like these in Australia – just because some people haven’t aactually seen them, does not mean they are fake, becaue they are NOT!

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