This is one of the most magical friendships between species that has been given to me to see! The photos are incredible, but how it is affecting the behavior of the animals concerned makes this story so unique.

Photographer Evan Schiller and Lisa Holzwarth were in Botswana when they saw a herd of baboons run through the bush.

Suddenly two large lions came out of the bushes and rushed to the baboons who sought refuge in the trees. A brave baboon then descended the tree and headed for the lioness.

And here's what happened:

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Source & photo: Huffington Post - Evan Schiller / Lisa Holzwarth

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