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A buffalo takes on a leopard and a lion to protect their calf

A buffalo takes on a leopard and a lion to protect their calf

Mar 022021

At the end of the video you can see the lion chasing the mother and her cub towards the bush.

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A female buffalo defended her calf from possible attack by a leopard and a lion in South Africa's Kruger National Park. The episode was filmed by a tourist and the images recently published on the Kruger Sightings portal.

The buffalo and its calf - which was beginning to learn to walk - lagged behind the herd, a fact that was exploited by predators.

In the video, you can see how the buffalo begins to sniff through the bushes, suspecting that something was not right. He finally encountered a leopard stalking them and chased it away.

 

Immediately a lion enters the scene and the mother did not hesitate to attack the second predator to scare it away. The cat made several more attempts to attack the cub, but the bovid drove it away again.

Finally the buffaloes move away from the lion, but he began to follow them towards the mountain. It is not known if her mother and her cub managed to escape.

"Unfortunately, we lost sight of the lion that was following the young into the bush, but I am pretty sure that the newborn would not have lasted long running like this," said Matthew Steyn, the tourist who managed to capture the scene on video. 

A buffalo takes on a leopard and a lion to protect their calf

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