Baby Impala vs. 3 Cheetahs

I guess no one told these cheetahs not to play with their food. It’s not very good table manners, and it gives their dinner a sense of false hope that “yes we can be friends”.


These amazing pictures were captured by [Michel Denis-Huot] back in October of last year in Kenya. I first saw them on [DailyMail Online] yesterday with the headline, “Pictured: Three cheetahs spare tiny antelope’s life… and play with him instead”. I thought how interesting that these three ferocious cats would merrily play with a baby impala, and then just harmlessly let him go. If cats and dogs can sometimes get along then why not 3 cheetahs and a baby impala, but I knew that it was too good to be true.


Mmmm... Impala Lollipop


I then found the same photos on [Biosphoto] (just search for Cheetahs) that the DailyMail had, but with one exception. It seems that DailyMails headline was misleading because Biosphoto had [one picture] that DailyMail did not, and it was of the baby impala being devoured by the three cheetahs. And I haven’t seen a retraction from DailyMail. Some news source.


So to sum it up, DailyMail doesn’t care whether or not they report true and accurate news as long as their readers are going gaga over their cutesy stories. They’ve now made my Shit List.



11 responses to “Baby Impala vs. 3 Cheetahs

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  2. Hmmmm…if I were the photo-journalist, I would be more concerned with the papers that published only a part of the photographic sequence to deliberately misconstrue the events I recorded rather than getting angry at the one blog that set the story straight.

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