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Thought you turned into enemies, antelopes were killed by baboons because of their gullibility

A baboon grabs an antelope, shreds its prey and then drags it around a reserve in Kenya.

Baboons and antelopes often roam side by side and warn each other when predators approach, according to wildlife photographer Nimit Virdi.

That surprised Virdi when he witnessed the baboon butchering an antelope that was only a quarter of its body size. It seems that in this case, the baboon turned over and butchered its friend in the wild to fill its empty stomach.

Not intending to eat the whole meal alone, the baboon also shared the spoils with another baby monkey in the herd. When the adult baboon finished eating, a smaller monkey took the rest of the carcass away. Virdi shared that he has never seen anything like this during his time photographing nature.

Both baboons and gazelles face threats from big cats and many other predators. But baboons also eat smaller animals, plants and crops, sσ they are viewed as pests by locals. As a result, they are hunted and poisoned, and lose their habitat due to development projects. In recent years, the number of these species has increased again thanks to conservation efforts.

Baboons can live an average of 30 years, according to the management of the Maasai Mara reserve. Their natural enemies include lions, leopards, wild dogs, hyenas, chimpanzees, and crocodiles. They move on all fours and gather in herds ranging from 20 to more than 100 members, depending on the amount of food available nearby. Males have much larger fangs than females, usually leaving the flock at around 4 years of age and developing their own flocks. Females remain in the flock where they were born.