“The Lion’s Deadly Gamble: Taking on Elephants Single-Handedly and the Unpredictable Finale”


Calvet Nkomo (45 years old), working at the Somalisa campsite, was lucky enough to capture a rare moment of a male lion’s lone hunt inside Hwange National Park.

The recorded video shows that the male lion was looking for food when he spotted the elephant drinking in the Ngweshla lagoon area in the national park. The young elephant was walking alone and there was no sign of any large herd of elephants nearby.

Initially, the cunning male lion did not rush to attack, but just quietly observed and approached the subject. About 10 minutes later, another female lion appeared, but she did not participate in the attack. The elephant drank the water and turned to chase the male lion. The cunning male lion took a step back, feigning fear. The young, inexperienced elephant thought it was over, so he let his guard down.


Immediately the male lion jumped up from behind, hugged the elephant’s back, and brought down the prey in an instant.
At this time, the new female lion appears to help the male lion handle the spoils. Then, the male lion called the whole herd to tear the prey.

Calvet Nkomo said that this marshy area is very dangerous because male lions frequent it.


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