Snow leopards catch their prey by catching them by surprise and pouncing on them. It’s a skill that they are born with but it has to be practiced. That’s why this mama snow leopard is making sure her cub practices his sneak attack…on her.
In this adorable clip, visitors to a zoo notice the snow leopard cub hiding behind a rock and watching his mama, who is relaxing not far away. He lowers into a “pounce” position as his mama pretends not to see him. As soon as she walks in his direction – wham!
The baby jumps at her but mama is too fast and springs high into the air and out of reach! It’s a moment that catches the young snow leopard and the visitors off guard.