Fatal Feast: Wild Boar’s Playfulness Meets Lion’s Unyielding Appetite


One of the lion’s favorite prey is the wild boar. However, catching wild boar is really not that simple. They run very fast and often hide in burrows to escape the pursuit of lions.

Because of this, lions develop a completely different hunting skill than chasing prey. It’s a digging skill. Discovering wild boar hiding in a cave in the Masai Mara reserve, Kenya, the male lion devoted himself to digging.

After a while, it grabbed the wild boar with relative ease. It seems that catching wild boars in caves takes less effort than chasing them in the grasslands. For wild boars, hiding in burrows is no longer a good option. Because if the lions find out, they only have to die.

Spotting a baby elephant drinking water in Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe), a male lion quickly sought to approach its prey.


After successfully driving away the predator, the elephant managed to run away. However, the male lion easily caught up and jumped on the back of the baby elephant until the prey was tired and fell to the ground. At the same time, another lion also ran to help his fellow finish the elephant. The panorama was captured by photographer Kurt Haas. He said the process of hunting elephants of the lions only takes place within 30-40 minutes.

Unlike other species of the same family, lions hunt in groups. This is the top carnivore. Their primary prey is other mammals, especially medium to large ungulates, including plains zebras, wildebeest, wildebeest and gazelles. , giraffes, hippos and even juvenile African forest elephants.


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