This interesting scene was recorded at the MalaMala game reserve, Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Although inferior in number, the two lions still decided to attack the herd of about 600 buffaloes. However, luck was not on their side.
In the clip, about 600 wild buffaloes are moving near the river to drink water. Seeing the opportunity to come, the two lions cautiously watched from afar. While the whole herd was losing focus, 2 lions immediately rushed to attack.
Seeing the lion rushing, the buffalo immediately ran away. However, a slow-running buffalo was caught by a lion. Although alone, the buffalo still tried to fight fiercely.
While the wild buffalo was almost killed by a lion, two other buffaloes in the herd turned to gore the predator and rescue their fellows. Right after that, all 3 buffaloes quickly left, leaving 2 predators standing looking regretfully at the loss of their delicious prey.
The African buffalo is a herbivore but has a muscular body. They are known as the “death buffalo” or the “black death”. Their unpredictable “brutal” personalities and erratic temperaments make them especially dangerous. If angry, buffalo is ready to fight even with large predators like lions.
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