“Terrifying Chase: Male Lion’s Dramatic Tree Climb to Outrun Buffalo Herd”


This incredible scene was captured by Matt Caldwell at Olare Motorogi Reserve, Kenya.

Specifically, a pair of lions were mating when they were interrupted by a herd of wild buffalo. Immediately after, the male lion rushed to attack the two wild buffaloes. This action of it immediately paid the price when the buffalo chased back. As a result, the hunter was forced to climb a nearby tree to take refuge.

After climbing down, the lion skillfully nestled behind a dry branch and growled menacingly, fighting back against the buffalo herd. In the end, the buffalo herd retreated and let go of the lion.

Lions are known to be the most feared predator in the savannah of Africa. Their primary prey is other mammals, especially medium to large ungulates, including plains zebras, wildebeest, wildebeest, and antelopes. Gemsbok, giraffe, hippo…


When hunting, lions also follow the herd under the main lead of the lioness. The fastest way to kill prey that African lions often use is to attack the respiratory system of the prey, bite or tear the throat.

Despite being a favorite target of lions, 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. Therefore, when hunting wild buffalo, lions often follow the herd, choosing the lone, or weakest one to be easily slaughtered. However, if the buffalo herd gathered together to protest, things would become much more difficult.


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