When a little one is in peril, it’s not uncommon for parental instincts to take over, even among complete strangers.
There’s just something about seeing a little guy or gal in trouble that has a way of melting hearts, and parents will always act like parents.
The same applies in the animal kingdom, and that can sometimes lead to incredibly strange bedfellows…
That was certainly the case when a man named Graeme Mitchley was visiting visiting Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The amatuer wildlife photographer is continually amazed by the staggering amount of lions onsite, but then he stumbled on a scene that dropped his jaw!
As he moved through the Safari, he noticed a lion that came out of nowhere with something in its mouth.
What was it…?
It was a baby antelope, and Graeme grew concerned that he was about to see something he wish he wouldn’t.
The harsh realities of nature can be very bloody at times.
But incredibly, his fears were unfounded, as the mother lion was lovingly tending to the baby animal that had lost its way.
The lion paid no mind to the fact that the little antelope wasn’t one of her own, and it was quite clear that she was providing all the care that the baby needed.
The little guy wasn’t food; he was another child!
Parental instincts are forever, and these adorable pics provide further confirmation of that timeless fact.