Earlier this week, a remarkable scene played out at Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area. An orphaned leopard cub, desperate for a meal, approached a lioness who happened to be lactating. It’s a rare — and extremely precious — example of cross-species nursing in the wild.
Video: You might think: Giraffe is a weak creature. Silly tongue, flimsy legs, small brain. If you were thinking this about Giraffe, you are wrong. In fact, Giraffe is strong. Giraffe is killing machine. Giraffe take down lion. No mercy from Giraffe.
Lion murderer Walt Palmer is an arsehole. But, he’s also an arsehole who’s contributed more money to animal conservation in Africa than pretty much anyone else. In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions at all.