January 8, 2002
10:14 AM   Subscribe

Today, the balance of nature was restored in the Sambura wildlife reserve when a 15 day old oryx calf that had been 'adopted' by a lioness was fatally eaten by a less forward thinking member of the Panthera leo community. Here's a prior story with a photo.
posted by davehat (6 comments total)

I find it funny that after getting all angry at the death of her adopted oryx, she sat down and ate half of it.
posted by laz-e-boy at 10:33 AM on January 8, 2002

great link, although fatally eaten makes me think of the antithetical and horrific image of enduring peristalsis and surviving.
posted by machaus at 10:36 AM on January 8, 2002

Laz-e-boy, I think you have misread the second article. It was the lion that ate the carcass. The lioness hasn't been seen since.
posted by davehat at 10:40 AM on January 8, 2002

Maybe the lioness went vegan, which is why she was expelled from her pride and needed the company of the oryx.

(hee hee)

Very odd.. it's not like the calf was motherless - the lioness actually chased the mother off. It'd be interesting if they were able to follow the lioness and see if she does it again.
posted by rich at 11:48 AM on January 8, 2002

Pantera rocks.
posted by hellinskira at 1:27 PM on January 8, 2002

cue bambi. bring on the foot. roll credits.
posted by Real9 at 7:50 PM on January 8, 2002

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