In the clip, a lion is using its four legs to cling to a tree trunk. Behind, a large herd of wild buffalo was staring at the male lion as if waiting for it to rush down to attack. It can be seen that the lion is scared.
Lions are known to be one of the most fearsome predators across the African grasslands. Thanks to their outstanding strength, plus their sharp teeth and claws, they can defeat many other animals for food.
However, this clip shows that even the lord of the jungle falls into a helpless situation when faced with a united force. It is still unclear whether the lion later escaped from the buffalo herd.
The clip capturing this unbelievable moment has gone viral with more than 1.1 million views and more than 30 thousand likes. The comments section was filled with laughing emojis and quite interesting comments.
“Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted”, “The lion can run, but it cannot hide”, “The lion is scared”… are comments left by viewers.
African lions (Panthera leo) are distributed mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the only cat species in the world that lives in groups. Female lions are the main hunters, prey including antelopes, zebras, wildebeests and a number of other mammals.
Meanwhile, the African wild buffalo, also known as the Cape buffalo, is one of the Big Five, along with lions, leopards, rhinos and elephants. This buffalo can weigh 1,000 kg. Although not in the group of carnivores, wild buffaloes are the fierce gods of many natural predators. A familiar attack often used by wild buffalo is to use its sharp horns to throw the opponent high into the air.
In fact, wild buffalo are not easy to bully creatures in Africa. If a lion hunts alone and subjectively, it is entirely possible that it will be seriously injured or even die. Therefore, when hunting wild buffalo, lions often follow the herd, choosing the lone or weakest animal for easy slaughter. However, if the buffalo herds gather together to protest, things will become much more difficult.