WATCH: Buffalo shows lion isn't always King of the jungle

2017-04-13 13:55 - Kavitha Pillay
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Cape Town – The king of the jungle was pushed off his throne at Umlani Bushcamp in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, when a herd of buffalo came to rescue one of their own.

The herd charged at two lions who tried their luck at a lone buffalo, making the big cats feel like kittens (note the look of shame/disappointment on this lion’s face).

The younger of the two lions was either smart or fearful enough to run away when the buffalo approached, while the other tried to put up a fight.

Although a sight like this is quite rare, it comes soon after a leopard was attacked by two porcupines, also at Kruger National Park. Coincidence, or are the “underdogs” fighting back? Either way, the unpredictability of nature will always astound us.

WATCH: Leopard Learns Lesson From 2 Porcupines

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The spectacle, displaying the unity, camaraderie and protectiveness of buffalo, is quite inspiring. It was all captured by “Calao camp” who posted the video on Facebook saying: “the most surprising is the solidarity and determination of the buffalo. Great moment!! Incredible action between two lions and a herd of buffaloes who fight back and chase them away.”

Photo: Screenshot from video

And video viewers agreed saying it was "an unforgettable moment" and "impressive, the lion is not always the king".

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