Lion adopts tiny newborn antelope

Lion adopts tiny newborn antelope carrying it in its mouth like a cub and even LICKING the calf clean 

The extraordinary moment unfolded at Kruger National Park, in South Africa, and was captured by 45-year-old Graeme Mitchley, a deputy head teacher who was on a trip there with his wife.  Mr Mitchley photographed the deadly predator licking the calf clean and carrying it around like one of her own cubs in touching scenes.

But the lion eventually carried the calf away and out of sight, so nobody knows if the creature became dinner.

'The young lion carried the antelope down into the dry riverbed where we lost visual, but could still hear the antelope bleating. 

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