Mother wildebeest recklessly gores leopard to save her child – the power of a mother’s love

When seeing her baby being attacked by a leopard, the mother wildebeest was not afraid of danger and quickly rushed to use her horn to knock down the predator to save her baby.
An impressive moment about the power of motherly love was recorded at MalaMala Nature Reserve (South Africa). The clip shows the moment a leopard stalks and silently approaches a mother and baby blue wildebeest.

When they realized the opportunity was coming, the leopard immediately rushed out, targeting the baby wildebeest to attack. Alarmed by the leopard’s sudden appearance, the antelope mother and child immediately ran away, but the baby antelope was quickly caught by the leopard.

Realizing that her baby was being attacked by a leopard, the mother wildebeest returned and used her horn to hit the leopard hard to rescue her baby. Under a sudden attack, the leopard had to retreat, agreeing to give up the hunt.

According to animal experts, leopards are independent living and hunting species, so they always find ways to avoid unnecessary conflicts, because if injured in a fight, leopards can It will be difficult to continue hunting and cannot survive in the natural world. That’s why in the above case the leopard quickly retreated, instead of continuing to fight with the mother wildebeest.

Wildebeest are a species with a very high herd instinct, in which the young will be protected by the mother and adults in the herd. Young wildebeest will live with their mother for about 8 months to a year, before separating to join a new herd or continue to live in the same herd, but do not need the mother’s protection as before.

Despite possessing superior size, weight and strength compared to leopards, wildebeests are still one of the leopard’s favorite hunting targets.

The African leopard (also known as the African leopard) is one of the five big cats (including tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards and cheetahs). Adult males can reach a weight of 60 to 91 kg, and adult females can reach a weight of 45 to 60 kg.

Leopards often target young wildebeests to attack, to prevent injury when attacking adult wildebeests. However, in many cases, leopards are also willing to accept risks to attack adult wildebeest individuals, because the result will be a much more abundant meal than animals. young.

Not possessing the same speed as the cheetah, the leopard is still a dangerous and scary predator thanks to its ability to stalk silently to approach its prey. The food of African leopards can include rodents, antelopes, deer, birds, primates…

Thanks to its ingenious stalking and hunting abilities, leopards are considered the most successful feline animals in the natural world.