posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:33 PM
Originally posted by and14263
reply to post by John Matrix
I love it... the person with the Terminator avatar posting cute fluffy posts! Good post though, I'm sure I've seen I video of something similar.
I'll have a quick look now.
Here it is...
**Vid of Leopard and Baboon baby** (cut it from qoute so people dont have to have it load again )
Nice Id read about that but never knew there was a video of it, being a cat owner myself with 8 cats currently I can definitely see alot of the
leopards body movements that match up with similar 'affection' giving ones my cats do to me my family and to each other (especially the little
slight cheek rub/push it did to the little baboon while up the tree a few times), however I also see a few times that its wasnt completely sure if it
should have just bitten it. A few times it did a few things that showed it was mildly conflicted with its own actions... at least its motherly
instincts won out over its 'im hungry, chomp' ones.
Pitty the little baboon died of exposure though.
Personally I dont see why some people are saying the OP's post is of a tamed or acclimatised bear. I mean this happens ALOT, you just dont hear to
much about it. Their are numerous accounts of animals you'd think would just out and out go for one another naturally, becoming great friends
straight out of the blue, both wild and domesticated.
People have this odd idea that nature is all kill or be killed, survival of those that are the fittest, heck some Chimp and Baboon children get along
swimmingly before they become adults even playing with each other in the wild, after which in adulthood the former begins to prey on the latter, which
would indicate to me the desire for the chimp to go from friend to hunter is more learned than instinct... animals have alot to teach us. We just have
If two completely instinctively opposed species can hit it off, why on earth cant humans get on with each other (who are all of the same species)...
definitely an indictment on humanity as a whole.
Edit:- heh Just read the snake Hamster friendship a page or two back, now THAT one is unexpected... a snake one day just deciding to give up rodents
for a diet
and hunker down with the next live one stuck in his cage.
Typical its a ginger cat that makes friends with a rat, every Ginger ive owned has always had that sort of... 'hello you me friend? mkay?' attitude
about em. Had a black and white tom that had absolutly NO fear of dogs, he was good friends and even wrestled with a friend of mines black terrier(?).
Hadnt thought about him and that till just now, since hes passed on over 10 years ago. Funny what you forget.
[edit on 5-4-2009 by BigfootNZ]