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Mother Leopard Protects Cubs from Male Intruder


Olimba faces the challenging task of raising newborn cubs, which is a constant battle to hunt successfully, to defend her prime territory and to protect her cubs against enemies. One day, Olimba discovers a nomadic male leopard near her cubs, and without hesitation, she attacks him.


- [Narrator] There seems to be something amiss, a scent she picks up in her home range that doesn't seem familiar to her.

She only defends her territory against other females, but will protect her cubs against any intruder.

A nomadic male, missing his left paw.

He's in her territory, not far from where she's hiding her cubs.

He might be limping, but cannot be underestimated.

He is getting too close.

Olimba's maternal instincts drive her forward.

(leopards growling) The uproar carries across the valley and is heard by the area's dominant male.

Olimba will not leave the intruder alone so near her cubs.

(leopards growling) Her ally, the dominant male, is drawn into the fray.

(leopard hissing) (leopards growling) Backing Olimba in the fight, the dominant male has made his point.

A crocodile attack has already disabled the nomad.

(growling) Having faced two angry leopards, he is lucky to get away with his life.


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