Tragic Heroine: Mother Buffalo’s Self-Sacrifice to Safeguard Young Leaves a Deep Impact


While wandering foraging in the grasslands, two wild buffalo mother and daughter were caught in the sights of a male lion.

Immediately, it stood up and gently moved towards its prey. Instead of attacking the mother buffalo, the lion chose to attack the calf. However, when the lion just rushed, the mother buffalo was promptly detected and prevented.

It uses its strength to push a predator to protect its young. Unfortunately, because she was injured, the mother buffalo had to die because she was not strong enough to fight the lion.

The African bush buffalo, also known as the Cape buffalo, is one of the Big Five, along with the lion, leopard, rhinoceros and elephant. This buffalo can weigh 1,000 kg. Buffalo is widely distributed in eastern and southern Africa and is not an endangered species.


In fact, buffalo is not an easy creature to bully in Africa. If a lion hunts alone and subjectively, it is completely possible to be seriously injured, even die. Not only that, African buffalo are also considered dangerous targets, because they can become extremely aggressive when they perceive themselves in danger.

Therefore, when hunting buffalo, lions often follow the herd, choosing the lone, or weakest one to easily slaughter. However, if the buffalo herd gathered together to protest, things would become much more difficult.


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