WATCH: Leopard interrupts impala birth

2014-06-13 11:09

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NOT FOR BAMBI-LOVERS: Leopard interrupts impala giving birth

2014-06-13 10:30

Nature is wonderful and beautiful, but also extremely cruel. Check out this video of an impala giving birth, only to have an unwanted intruder interrupt the process. WATCH

Cape Town - Nature is wonderful and beautiful, but also extremely cruel.

News24 Travel reader, Cornel Rademeyer, shared a video that reminded us of this necessary cruelty.

The footage shows an impala giving birth, quite an amazing sighting as is. However, it gets more intense as a leopard arrives on the scene just as she completes her delivery. 

Watch the video

The poor mom jumps up and dashes off, leaving her baby to the mercy (or lack of) the big cat. 

The two spend a few moments just looking at each other... and then the inevitable happens. 

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