Mercy is for the Weak
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📽 by @charlotteonsafari
by @charlotteonsafari

This footage was taken on a recent safari in the Naboisho Conservancy outside of the Masai Mara. I believe it’s extraordinary to watch something like a predator hunting and making a kill. But to watch an animal die is never easy. It is particularly sad for the young animals who are vulnerable and have no means of their own for escape or defense.

But this is nature. It’s not cruel, it’s survival. Cheetahs are predators and this is how they eat. Taking a young gazelle like this limits her risk of injury while hunting.

What this clip doesn’t explain is the fact that this female cheetah has 3 cubs. She needs to eat as much as possible in order to supply enough milk for her babies, and can’t risk being hurt