In First Ever Sighting, Wild Lion Adopts Leopard Cub

A wild lioness has been observed suckling a leopard cub in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in the first ever observed instance of such animal behavior. Although certain cats like lions have been observed taking in and nursing the young of others of their own species—usually kin of their relatives—this sighting of cross-species adoption is unprecedented. “I…

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