A Young Lion Toys With A Newborn Antelope

Nature can be cruel, and no more so than inĀ Kruger National Park, South Africa.

This footage, captured by Graeme Mitchley, shows a young lion toying with a newborn antelope. Mitchley told Kruger Sightings that they originally thought it was a lioness carrying her cub, but quickly realised the reality.

“My wife was almost in tears and given a chance she would have rescued the poor thing,” he said.

“The young lion carried the antelope down into the dry riverbed where we lost visual, but could still hear the antelope bleating.”

Nature being nature, it isn’t hard to guess how the scenario played out in the end.