In video footage apparently taken in Sabi Sands near the Kruger National Park in December, a group out game spotting came on a leopard playing with a baby impala. And the impala played back.
The impala ran around at first, then the leopard chased it, before the young antelope lay down in the grass near the leopard. At one point the cat licked the young impala and then put its head right next to the youngster.
The ranger’s voice can be heard saying at one point, “Where’s the mommy?” although the video description says the antelope is orphaned.