This unbelievable scene was recorded by Matt Caldwell at Olare Motorogi Reserve, Kenya.
Specifically, a pair of lions were mating when they were interrupted by a herd of wild buffalo. Immediately afterwards, the male lion rushed to attack the two wild buffaloes. This action immediately had to pay the price when the buffalo herd chased it back. As a result, the hunter was forced to climb a nearby tree to take refuge.
After climbing down, the lion skillfully nestled behind a dry tree branch and growled threateningly, fighting back against the buffalo herd. Finally, the wild buffalo herd retreated and let the lion go.
Lions are known as the most fearsome predators in the African savannah. Their primary prey are other mammals, especially medium to large ungulates, including plains zebras, blue wildebeest, African buffalo, and antelopes. Gemsbok, giraffe, hippo…
When hunting, lions also follow the herd under the guidance of female lions. The fastest way to defeat prey that African lions often use is to attack the prey’s respiratory system, bite or tear the throat.
Although they are lions’ favorite target, wild buffalo are not easy to bully creatures in Africa. If a lion hunts alone and subjectively, it is entirely possible that it will be seriously injured or even die. Therefore, when hunting wild buffalo, lions often follow the herd, choosing the lone or weakest animal for easy slaughter. However, if the buffalo herds gather together to protest, things will become much more difficult.