Nature can be a brutal place, but sometimes the unexpected behavior of animals can shock us all.

This is the moment a lioness grabbed a female baboon by the scruff of the neck while her baby clung onto her limp body.

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With the mother baboon now dead, the baby attempted to make a break for the tree, but was too weak to climb.

The lioness watched in disbelief, seemingly eyeing up her next snack.

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Things looked bad for the tiny monkey, who looked as if he was about to be gobbled up by the bloodthirsty lioness.

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