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Buffalo to the rescue: Hungry lion sent flying while trying to dine

lion-2-A bull buffalo was videoed coming to the rescue of a friend brought down by young lion in Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Two young lions were stalking a buffalo in the Mjejane Reserve on the border of Kruger National Park in South Africa when one lion decided to pounce. After bringing its prey down, the lion thought it would be enjoying a fresh meal of buffalo. It thought wrong. Watch as a bull buffalo comes to the rescue to save its friend, sending the lion flying in this amazing wildlife video (see below):

Ian Matheson, 52, and his son Oliver, 16, were on an early morning drive in Kruger Park when they noticed the lions stalking the African buffalo, a.k.a. a cape buffalo. They watched for 45 minutes until one lion finally brought the buffalo down, as the prey cried out for help. Soon, the cavalry arrived in the form of a bull buffalo, which launched the lion in the air.

One commenter on the Barcroft TV YouTube post said, “I love this!! I always watch these lions attack and brutally kill their prey. It’s about time they get a taste of their own medicine!”

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  1. ary

     /  December 17, 2013

    Good, good.

  2. Yemie

     /  December 17, 2013

    Lions are very brutal, they’re not called the King of the jungle for nothing. I see how they devour Antelopes, Deers and Zebras in documentaries. This Buffalo’s lucky it was attacked by cubs, if na those ‘agbalagba’ Lions with thick manes, it wouldn’t have stood any chance of being rescued at all.

  3. Nwukabu Danjuma

     /  December 17, 2013

    All I know is that the other lion snitched. Why did she disappear before the buffaloes arrived?

  4. LOL! Loving the snitch theory. 🙂


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