Mother Nosikitok was found with the little cub around a kilometre from her den where her own cubs were hidden in Ndutu Safari Lodge in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
As well as nursing her adopted baby, five-year-old mother Nosikitok had three small cubs of her own to feed who were born around June 28.
Like this adorable leopard cub they were around two to three weeks old, but Ndutu Safari Lodge manager Ainslie Wilson told MailOnline she believes her cubs have since died.
‘Up until that time her behaviour was indicating that she had cubs and the cubs had been seen in previous days’, she said.
‘Since the incident she’s been ranging far and wide and hasn’t been staying near to the den area.’
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