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Lioness Adopts Baby Antelope

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

lioness and baby antelope

A lioness in Kenya somehow found herself alone, separated or banished from her pride or family group — a highly vulnerable position.

So the lioness, a carnivorous predator, adopted a baby oryx or antelope, which under normal circumstances would be her prey.

The two were inseparable for weeks.

Sadly, this story did not have a happy ending.

One day, on the banks of a river, the lioness made the mistake of letting the oryx out of her sight for a few seconds. A male lion pounced on the oryx . . . .

But this story is still a remarkable glimpse of the biblical prophesy in Isaiah 11:6:

“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.”


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