Utterly and Wonderfully Amazing (and sorry, but you might cry)

A friend of mine is working in Nigeria and she’s just sent me some incredible photos of the wildlife there.

And it reminded me of the best wildlife documentary I’ve ever seen, The Eye Of The Leopard, which in turn reminded me of the best bit from it: Lagadema, a maturing leopard cub has killed a baboon (bit of a taboo round those parts) without noticing there’s a day old baby clinging to its leg. What happens next is about the most wonderful and tender thing you’ll see. Promise.

Have a look:

Is that not just wonderful and gentle and moving? Yes, I thought so.

And here’s my favourite photo my friend sent. I think someone’s being told off good and proper. I wonder what he’d done.

10 Comments on “Utterly and Wonderfully Amazing (and sorry, but you might cry)

  1.  by  Jo

    Wow, That really is an amazing thing, so sweet and sad. What a funny old world. Thank you for making me cry! x

  2.  by  Nik Perring

    Write it, Welshcake! Actually, I wondered that too, but ended up wondering if it'd be able to survive without milk…It is, isn't it, Jen? The narration/commentary is done by Jeremy Irons (sp?).

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