A fortunate visitor at Kruger National Park in South Africa captured a heartwarming video of a mother leopard attempting to help her cubs safely cross a road.
Thinus Delport, 64, suggested his daughters sing to lure the animals out, which unexpectedly worked.
Initially, the mother leopard and her cubs were spotted hiding in bushes beside the road. As excited visitors looked on, the leopard mom ventured out first to assess the surroundings for potential threats. The cubs hesitantly followed but soon returned to the safety of the bushes.
Watch the video at the end.
The mother leopard patiently waited in the middle of the road before returning to the bushes to fetch her cubs for a second try.
The adorable cubs crossed the road this time as onlookers in stopped cars observed the scene.
One of the cubs lagged behind, calling for its mother, who gently guided it in the right direction before it vanished into the bushes again.
Spotting a leopard moving her young cubs at Kruger National Park is a rare occurrence. Delport and his family witnessed this unique event 6 km from Lower Sabie towards Crocodile Bridge.
In an interview with Latest Sightings.com, Delport was amazed at the rare sighting, saying, “Patience does pay off.”
Watch the video below: