Watch As Hippo Gets Attacked By Large Pride Of Hungry Lions In Viral Video
Safari-goers got an up-close look at a rather large pride of hungry lions doing what they do best- trying to bring down a full grown hippo for dinner. Now, in the water, hippos have no equal and they even have been known to attack and kill, any animal, mammal or reptile, that is unlucky enough to find themselves in the hippos part of the river, or water hole.
Even on land, a hippo is a force to be reckoned with, that is unless it’s far outnumbered by a rather large pride of lions. But even in a case like that, the odds are still in the hippos favor…but that’s not the case today in the viral video below. What’s strange to me, is that while the lions were chasing the hippo across the road and in front of several cars filled with safari-goers, the hippo tries to take a chunk out of a land rover.
Here is the description from beneath the video of the events as they unfolded:
In this video it is incredible to see how a pride of lion attempt to take down a fully grown hippopotamus. Watch how the hippo turns to take its frustration out on a nearby vehicle. 25 year old, Dean Grant, works in the construction industry as a Finance and Operations Manager but during his off-time, he decided to head off to the Kruger National Park with his family.“Having visited game parks on many family holidays growing up, we had never seen anything like this. We told many rangers about our experience none of which had ever heard of such a thing and said if they had been asked “would lion ever attack a hippo?”, they would have said no.
We saw the attack quite early in the morning. We had driven into the park from Mjejane as soon as the gates were open. We decided to go west along the river to start our drive. All our eyes were peeled, we were feeling fresh and excited searching the bush in anticipation, not knowing what our first big spot of the day would be. We were really hoping to see some cats as we had yet to tick those off our lists. We hardly expected to see a pride of 8 females and some teenage cubs in full attack mode right in front of us. The initial sighting of the lions, full of energy, sparked excitement. This was followed by a feeling of sorrow for the poor old hippo who didn’t stand much chance against the lion pride.
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