Leopard Steals Lion Cub

THE SHOCKING and never-before-seen moment a leopard found an active lion den and sprinted off with a lion cub!

This once-in-a-lifetime video was filmed by Canadian lawyer Scott Hyman (54) - @scotthymanphoto on Instagram in Ruaha National Park.

In one image, a 160-pound leopard can be seen up a tree carrying a visibly frightened three-week old lion cub in its mouth.

In another picture, the leopard is seen with blood around its mouth after devouring the cubs head.

Hyman used a Fuji XT-3 camera to click these amazing pictures from 10-15 metres away.

Scott tells the story: "During my safari, I came across a male adult leopard on the road and started following it for well over an hour as it meandered until it suddenly stopped," said Hyman.

"The leopard suddenly leapt into the dense brush and seconds later sprang out with a lion cub in its maw.

"It sprinted down the road, cub squirming, and up a nearby tree around the bend by the side of the road.