This lion's pride definitely had its back when it was cornered by a group of hyenas trying to steal its kill.
It was captured on video in Kruger National Park by 19-year-old student Amber Soames and shared by Latest Sightings.
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"When we arrived at the sighting, feeling amped and totally unaware of what was about to happen, I found the right spot just on the bend of the loop where I could look down at the lion on the kill.
"When I first got there, there were only a few (about 5) hyena, but after about 10 minutes, the lion was completely surrounded by them. I could see cars just a bit further up the road, which I assumed were looking at the rest of the pride.
"I watched a hyena for a while running around with the wildebeest’s leg and then noticed that the other Hyenas were also interested in this leg. By this time, I’m extremely entertained watching the Hyenas fight over a leg whilst listening to the lion chomp on the remaining wildebeest kill, still unaware of what was to come.
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"Not long after fighting for the leg, the hyenas made a beeline for the lion and made all sorts of noise indicating that they were up for a challenge. This was when I knew something awesome was going to go down.
"One by one they went for the lion, biting his rear and trying their best to get the kill but the lion was not having it and gave a good fight, as one male lion against 12 hyena could, for his kill. Soon after this started I noticed that the rest of the pride, a few 100 meters away, heard his moans and came running to help. This was when the females charged at the hyenas.
"The sighting ended with the hyenas running for the hills, the lions regrouped and fell asleep in the riverbed."
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