When baby cheetah plays hide & seek with a lone baboon

Stunning BBC Wildlife footage between a baby cheetah and a big baboon! If you’re not aware of it yet, baboons can be very dangerous and will sometimes kill young mammals to supplement their omnivorous diet. In fact, they will eat virtually anything: from fruits and leaves to scorpions, small birds, insects, antelopes and…even vervet monkeys!

Will the cute cheetah cub be next on the list? Why don’t you find out…

Broadcaster: BBCWorldwide


2 Responses to When baby cheetah plays hide & seek with a lone baboon

  1. Africafreak August 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Hey Anil! 🙂

    The mother cheetah would have defended her cub that’s for sure (at least if she had been around)! Hard to tell what the outcome would’ve been though…

    To deal with a baboon or two shouldn’t be too hard for her, but if it’s an entire group of individuals then it’s obviously another story!

    The problem with baboons is that they are relatively fearless, and will not be afraid to strike unless they’re interacting with big cats such as lions or leopards (especially the latter; leopards are very fond of baboon meat).

    Cheetahs nevertheless, are lighter and less imposing, and will usually run away if threatened. Remember the previous video with the hyenas? It gives you a good idea of how cheetahs usually react!

    Cheers 😉


  2. Anil August 21, 2009 at 11:31 pm #

    I always feel bad for cheetahs, they always get picked on by the other animals. I wonder what the mom could have done if the baboon had called his friends.

    I’m sure the commentator has been put in that difficult situation many times – not sure I’d be able to keep quiet myself.

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