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Published:December 23rd, 2014 09:22 EST

Viral Video: Baby Impala Plays With Leopard

By Robert Paul Reyes


"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."


Isaiah 11:6

"A South African game ranger captured footage of an unlikely friendship between a leopard and a baby impala.

Estiaan Houy, 31, a Jock Safari Lodge game ranger, said he captured an hour`s worth of footage of the leopard and baby impala interacting at Kruger National Park."


In an earthly paradise prophesied by an Old Testament prophet we might imagine a baby impala nuzzling a leopard, but this unlikely incident actually occurred in a national park in South Africa.

Believe it or not this encounter lasted an hour, that leopard must have been worn out from chasing and eating another impala.

In all likelihood the foolish young impala eventually became dinner for the leopard, but I`m glad their delightful play was caught on video.

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