Here’s the moment that a group of cub cheetahs surrounds a small gazelle but lacks the instinct to tear it apart.
A large baboon, however, came into view and dragged the small fawn away.
Laura Dyer captured the footage in Kenya’s Masai Mara, Naboishio Conservancy.
After being tracked down in Kenya’s Masai Mara by their mother, these three cheetah cubs were unable to kill the newborn gazelle.
Before they could rip it apart, the cheetahs would use the fawn for hunting practice.
A hungry baboon instead, shown in the photo, ran through the scrubland, killing the fawn, and then carrying it away, making the cheetahs hungrier.
The mother of the cheetah had located and delivered this unfortunate baby to her cubs for learning purposes.
Six-month-old cubs were to leap on the gazelle, ripping it apart.
They surrounded the animal, but they failed to kill it.
One of the cubs hit the gazelle with his paw, causing it to flee for its own life. Three cheetahs pursued the gazelle and managed to drag it to the ground.
The three predators failed again to rip into the young fawn. Although one of the three predators appeared to be about to take the gazelle’s neck in its teeth, the other cheetah failed to do so.
A large baboon pursued the three cheetahs, then chased them down and hunted the baby.
It was this time that the baby baboon took the lifeless fawn across the wilderness park, inflicting a severe neck injury.
Six-month-old cheetahs caught up to the baby fawn but did not have the killer instinct
It appeared several times that the cheetahs knew what they needed to start their meal but didn’t have the killer instinct.
The cheetahs were unable to kill the baby fawn even when it was accompanied by its siblings.
Ms Dyer stated that the cheetah cubs were just six months old when their mother caught Thomson’s gazelle, allowing them to practice hunting.
They don’t have any clue because this is their first hunt and they therefore don’t know what to do.
“This continued under the watchful eyes of mom and shepherding for about forty minutes until a huge male baboon spotted the chaos and ran in to steal the baby gazelle.
“Baboons can sometimes catch prey and kill them, but that’s not common.”
Laura Dyer who shot the footage said that: “The cubs of cheetahs are less than six months old. Their mom captured this baby Thomson’s gazelle to teach them how to hunt.”
The gazelle appears doomed at this point, but the Cheetahs keep trying to deflect the blame.
Despite incompetent cats, the gazelle appeared to be content with its place on the food chain
But the baboon didn’t show any reticence at all and dispatched the gazelle with brutal efficiency
Ms Dyer stated that it is unusual for baboons to claim their prey.