Heart-warming images show a wild lioness nursing a baby leopard for the first time in a ‘truly unique’ act of love

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  • Most lionesses would kill a baby leopard as they are direct competition for food
  • But in a world first this attentive mother has taken in this tiny spotted cub
  • As well as nursing her adopted baby, mother Nosikitok had three cubs of her own
  • Lodge manager Ainslie Wilson told MailOnline she thinks her cubs have died 
  • After giving birth mothers have high levels of oxytocin which can make them redirect their attention to young who are not related to them

Incredible images show a baby leopard feeding from a wild lioness in the Serengeti in Tanzania. 

Most lionesses would kill a baby leopard as they are direct competition in the food chain, but this attentive mother has taken in this tiny spotted cub.

Wildlife experts say this particular inter-species suckling has never been seen before. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4695840/Heart-warming-images-lioness-nursing-baby-leopard.html#ixzz4nEkFlq11

 

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