leopard attacks

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“  When humans see chimpanzees and tigers, we just see chimpanzees and tigers. It’s hard for us to pick out a better looking chimpanzee or a better looking tiger. In my eyes… humans are the same. They are all the same. But amongst all the similar humans, she’s somewhat different. How is she different?

She is like a leopard I saw in a documentary once. The leopard had a broken leg and had run into a hyena. The leopard was hurt and it was clear there was no chance. The leopard attacked first. The leopard did not back down. She’s like that too. It’s not that she’s brave because she doesn’t know any better. She is brave despite knowing how scary it is. 

After seeing the leopard documentary I really cried a lot. I’m getting teary thinking about it. Anyway… I don’t feel good about it. It’s not my style to run and hide.  ”

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When humans see chimpanzees and tigers, we just see chimpanzees and tigers. It’s hard to pick out a better looking chimpanzee or a better looking tiger. In my eyes, humans are the same. They are all the same. But amongst all the similar humans, she’s somewhat different. How is she different? She’s like a leopard I saw in a documentary once. The leopard had a broken leg and had run into a hyena. The leopard was hurt. It was clear that there was no chance it could win the fight, but the leopard attacked first. The leopard didn’t back down. She’s like that. It’s not that she’s brave because she doesn’t know any better. She’s brave even though she knows how scared she is.

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“When humans look at chimpanzees or tigers, they’ll just say, "It’s just a chimpanzee” or “It’s just a tiger”. Among those, it’s hard to find a slightly prettier chimpanzee or a slightly more handsome tiger. In my eyes, humans are the same. They all look the same. But among the similar human beings, she’s quite different. If you ask me how different…she’s like a leopard that I saw from a documentary before. That leopard, that had hurt its legs, crossed paths with a pack of hyenas. It was obvious that it definitely wouldn’t win, even more so because it was injured, but that leopard attacked first, and did not back away. 
That girl was the same. It’s not that she wasn’t scared because she did not know better, but she was brave, despite knowing how scary it was.