A dramatic scene recorded at the Mala Mala wildlife reserve (South Africa) shows the resistance and strength of wild buffalo, making even the “lord of all species” awe.
In the video, the Kambula lions of nearly 10 members can be seen besieging and successfully separating a single buffalo from its herd.
They attacked the ill-fated buffalo from all sides. One lioness even got on her back and used her strength to knock the buffalo to the ground.
When we all begin to think of a painful “slaughter” of a wild buffalo, suddenly the herd returns, led by an adult male.
It sped up and bravely charged into the lions. This attack hit the side of a lion, sending it several meters away.
The other buffaloes in the herd also boldly approached the “array”, using their horns as a weapon to scare the lions and run away.
The buffalo (also known as the Cape buffalo) is one of the largest and most widespread herbivores in Africa.
They can be found “hardy” in savanna grasslands, swamps, floodplains, mopanes, and forests at the foot of the great mountains of Africa.
Their popularity also comes from their fearsome adaptation to the wild natural environment with many predators.
Some typical examples are that they have a very strong body (up to 1.7 meters tall), weigh from 500-900kg, skin up to 5cm thick in certain areas, and not to mention the horn. terrifyingly sharp.
Mature buffalo horns are also typical of the species. Not only are they effective weapons, they almost form a bone shield on the buffalo’s head, making it more secure when confronting predators. According to statistics, a head butt of an adult African buffalo is about 4 times stronger than a bull.
The ferocity of the African buffalo is also one of their fearsome weapons, scaring predators and other animals. It is estimated that wild buffalo stab, trample and kill more than 200 people every year. They are even considered one of the most dangerous animals on the African continent, despite being only herbivores.