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WATCH: Rare sight of leopard hunting baby monkey on a tree

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The rare sight of a leopard hunting a baby monkey up in the trees, has been captured on video by the authorities of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.

The video shows the leopard leaping from one tree to another and grabbing  the monkey in his mouth but then comes crashing down to the ground  as the branch of the tree breaks under his weight. However, the leopard does not let go of his prey.

This is a rare sight as leopards normally hunt at night and usually are not easy for humans to spot.

"A rare sight @pannatigerreserve. A leopard can be seen hunting a baby monkey by jumping on the tree," said the accompanying tweet.