ABSURD: Male Leopard Kills Baby In Order To Mate With Motherby Rachel Stephens 05/05/2016 06:33:00 0 comments 0 Views
A male leopard killed and then ate a female's cub - so that she was forced to mate with him. Gruesome images show the male leopard carrying the mutilated body of the cub in its mouth before dragging it up into a tree in a game reserve in the north east of South Africa. It then appears to save its 'meal' for later by hanging it on a branch to stop other animals getting their paws on his catch. Experts said the leopard killed the baby so it could mate with its mother.
The big cats sometimes kill cubs if a female has offspring fathered by another male and in order to mark their territory. But while such killings are common, it is unusual for animals to eat the cub.