This Lioness Spotted a Helpless Baby Fox, but Then She Did The LAST Thing You’d Expect

As I plan our return trip to Southern Africa, I have been researching and reading more and more about the amazing wildlife and behaviors.  I wanted to share this story about a lioness; nature is surely full of surprises.

Lions are some of the most fearsome creatures in the animal kingdom, and for good reason. These predators can easily outrun and outsmart their prey, making them the perfect killing machines.

So that’s why when this lioness approached an injured baby bat-eared fox in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, we truly feared the worst.

The lioness noticed the injured fox on a dirt road.   The poor fox was absolutely terrified and froze in fear.Lion in Botswana with fox

 

                                    Then, a hungry male lion spotted them and came looking for an easy meal.                                                          lioness with hungray male

Things didn’t look good for the little guy.lions with cubs and fox2

 

But when the lion went in for the kill… lions at fox w lions

 

              … the lioness decided she wasn’t about to let anything happen to her tiny new friend…                                       lions fight off

… and told him to back off!                                                       lions scaring off lions 

 Unbelievable.

The male lion wasn’t too pleased, but he left the fox alone.

 

The lioness went back to caring for the babies.lions and fox

 

 Once he was able to get back on his feet, the fox scampered off to safety.lions with cubs and fox2

This mighty lioness predator saved the tiny fox’s life when she could have easily made him dinner.

Nature truly is full of amazing surprises!

(photos by boredom therapy)

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