Leona adopta a un bebé springbok en un conmovedor acto de compasión.
An astonishing series of photographs reveal a lioness nurturing a young springbok as if it were her cub, despite the antelope species being her natural prey.
Captured by photographer Gordon Donovan, this heartwarming story occurred at Etosha National Park in Namibia.
The lioness, mourning the loss of her cubs to a rival male lion, adopted the springbok calf and tenderly cared for it.
Donovan’s images show her cradling the antelope, grooming it, and protecting it from danger. In a remarkable display of compassion, she shielded the springbok from a pair of hungry, pregnant lions.
New York-based photographer Gordon Donovan described the event as “a bizarre yet stunning sight to behold.”
Initially expecting to witness a kill, Donovan marvelled at the unpredictable nature of wildlife: “That’s the mysterious way of nature, never knowing what will happen next” This touching moment exemplifies the profound experiences he seeks when travelling to Africa.