3:12

Watch a bird outsmart a leopard in this wild goose chase

A leopard, known as Hosana, stalks a family of Egyptian geese. One of the goose parents feigns an injury to distract the leopard from the goose chicks. Feigning injury to lure a predator away from chicks is a common behaviour for these geese, but rarely caught on camera. Hosana concedes and retreats back to eat an impala that he’d recently killed.
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Soar Alongside Migrating Birds—and the Man Who Flies With Them

For more than 20 years, Christian Moullec has flown with birds. With his microlight aircraft, he guides migrating flocks of vulnerable species. Moullec, known as the "birdman," raises orphaned geese at his home in France, and leads them on safe migratory routes. Now, Moullec also takes visitors on short trips to share his moving experience with the birds. The tourists help to keep his conservation project running.

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