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When a lioness AKA Queen of the Jungle encounters an abandoned infant lamb, you’d probably expect only one outcome! However, you’ll be amazed what actually happened next…




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Instead of tearing the poor lamb to shreds, the lioness actually decided to care for her little companion! She kept the baby in her protection, away from the harm of the many predators in the wild…




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A lamb just a day or two old would be the easiest of lunch meals for many of the sinister creatures lurking out there in the wild. By caring for the creature, she gallantly saved its life!




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It would seem that this lioness’s motherly instincts kicked in and she decided to treat this lamb as one of her own. We’re not sure that she could be as rough as with baby lionesses, though…




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The lioness took time out of her day to clean the little lamb. The lamb seemed to be really enjoying the care and was amazingly didn’t appear to be too afraid. The image above is a truly adorable scene.




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The lamb started to adopt a slightly worried look, probably expecting to be attacked by this point! Though the lioness meant well, those teeth could sure do some damage to the fragile lamb!




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We can only guess that the lamb’s mother got killed by predators or the lamb was abandoned for some sad reason. The infant couldn’t have been more than a few days old, so it would have been yearning for its mother’s love and care, which it ended up getting, but in a very different form altogether!




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In an intense turn of events, the lioness looks like she was about ready to cut out the pleasantries and get down to the dirty business! Poor little lamb!




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The lamb began to shriek as the lioness seemingly sank her teeth into its neck. Even we started to worry…




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However, fear not! Much like a lioness would pick up her cubs, she was simply stuffing the lamb in her mouth so that she could take it on her travels! At least she didn’t eat him…




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After trying to fight its way out of the mouth of the lioness, the lamb resigned itself and became accustomed to the fact that it was on the move with its adopted mother!




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Lambs are nowhere near as tough as lionesses and so it is highly possible that the lamb was in some serious pain while in that tight toothy hold! Let’s hope the adopted mum was super gentle.




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It is possible that the lioness could have been taking the lamb back to the rest of the pack to share it for lunch time! She is still a lioness, after all…




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For some reason, the lioness decided to pause and take a long look at the lamb! You could cut the tension with a knife as it looked like the lamb’s time was up!




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The little lamb attempted to make a speedy getaway, but barely knowing how to walk definitely hindered its process…




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The lioness quickly realized that putting the creature down was not what she wanted to do and she resumed the mouth carrying position.




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At this point, we really thought the worst for the poor thing as it was yet again hauled away in the mouth of the beast. By this point, we’re surprised it hadn’t died from shock.




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It is entirely plausible that by keeping the lamb close to her, she was in fact, trying to protect it! A lamb of that size would usually be slaughtered if it encountered a more savage creature!




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A lioness’s killer instinct is what puts them at the top of the hierarchy in the animal kingdom and they are usually first to grab a potential bit of meat. So what was different this time?




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Was it only a matter of time before this poor lamb met its fate?! How long could a wild beastly animal hold back its inherent reactions to potential prey?




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The baby lamb made yet another helpless attempt to escape! This time the lioness used her paw to scoop the little fella back in!




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Without a mother to fend for it, the lamb’s only chance of survival would have been to keep close to the lioness. It’s unlikely he grasped that concept, though, especially at his young age!




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This unlikely pair formed a real love-hate relationship. It’s certainly a rarity in the wild!




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We highly doubt that the baby lamb would have been widely accepted by the lion pack…


If her family wanted to eat the lamb, would she really try to fend them off?! Where will her loyalty stand? Surely she couldn’t just allow them to eat the poor thing after spending all day keeping it safe? Let’s hope not…





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