When a leopard cub got chased by a bare hyena successful South Africa’s Kruger National Park, it looked similar curtains. (Watch the video below.)
The cub was near unsocial by its parent successful a bush astatine South Africa’s Kruger National Park and got sniffed retired by the hyena, which sprinted astatine its hopeless prey successful a video posted by Latest Sightings connected Tuesday.
The hyena closed the spread arsenic the small leopard darted to debar its grasp. Then the pursuit abruptly ended.
Fast-forward to 1:50 to spot what happened.
Thankfully, a histrion was adjacent and the leopard easy climbed it to escape.
The videographer, Moosa Varachia, told Latest Sightings that erstwhile helium archetypal saw the “clan of hyena” approaching, “I knew that this concern whitethorn not extremity good for the leopard cub.”
But the result came arsenic a relief.
“It was an affectional roller coaster and I was highly delighted to spot the cub survive!” Varachia said.
Leopards are not astir arsenic accelerated arsenic different large cats similar cheetahs and lions, according to AfricaFreak. The hyena “would person easy taken the young cub” had it caught up, Latest Sightings wrote.
Spotted hyenas person a estimation arsenic scavengers, but they can beryllium determined hunters, according to OneKindPlanet. Their wound is beardown capable to crunch giraffe bones.
Good happening the cub came upon a tree. Not truthful bully for the hyena.