The lioness and the oryx

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Porfiry, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. Porfiry Nomad Staff Member

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    I suppose this is more related to ethology than humanity, but it's interesting nonetheless.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1746000/1746828.stm


    Malfunctioning instinct, animal compassion, or rational thought?
     
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  3. SeekerOfTruth Unemployed, but Looking Registered Senior Member

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    Don't we raise animals we intend to have for lunch

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  5. Yogamojo Here's lookin' at you...? Registered Senior Member

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    Aberrant behavior...

    This is highly unusual behavior for animals in the wild, I have heard of a couple of similar instances, but not in a case where one of the animals is the natural predator of the other. This may be a case of animal psychology wherein our lion benefactress/foster parent has sustained some kind of previously undetected imbalance: This lioness is carrying around an identity conflict, we should post this on the parapsychology forum!!:bugeye:
     
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  7. Chagur .Seeker. Registered Senior Member

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    Curious ...

    Wonder if the lion who killed the oryx had previously killed the lioness' cubs?

    Rather common.
     

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