Video Of The Week - Are Lions Losing Their Edge?

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Baby Elephant Tries to fend of herd of lions (video screen grab)

Lions have been called the 'King of Beasts' for centuries and for good reason too - Not only are they majestic looking, but also, at the top of the food chain. Granted, it is the males that are awarded this designation, but female lions are no slouches either. After all, they are the ones that do all the hunting.

Lately, however, it seems as though these mighty beasts are losing their edge. Just a week ago, there was evidence of a tiny porcupine defeating a pride of 17 wild cats. Now, there is footage of them being outsmarted by a baby elephant.

Baby Elephant Tries to fend of herd of lions (video screen grab)

The amazing video of the struggle was captured at the Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp in Zambia, earlier this month, by a group of tourists on a game drive. As they were going through the reserve, they noticed a baby elephant that appeared to have been separated from its herd, being confronted by 14 aggressive female lions.

The onlookers, which included journalist, Jesse Nash, U.K. naturalist Steve Baker, and New York professor, Dan Christoffel, as well as some experienced safari guides were all confident that this would be the poor elephant's last day. But where there is a will, there is a way - the pachyderm who the group named Hercules, never gave up even when it had three lionesses on its back - and after some smart thinking, was finally able to get rid of the ferocious predators!

Resource: africageographic.com

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  • kittylover111
    kittylover111Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:17 am
    Wow
    • dinobasketball7
      dinobasketball7Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9:01 am
      wow! even though elephants are really smart
      • wolfieland
        wolfielandFriday, February 19, 2021 at 9:55 am
        this artical makes sence, elephants are one of the smartest animals in the world but its kinda sad.
        • mermaidomg
          mermaidomgTuesday, February 2, 2021 at 5:50 am
          There my fav animal
          • mermaidomg
            mermaidomgTuesday, February 2, 2021 at 5:50 am
            Im doing in essay on elephants
            • seaqueen457
              seaqueen457Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:45 am
              Thats sad I love lions but thats sad😫😫🥺🥺
              • mermaidomg
                mermaidomgWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 5:52 am
                Me too. But poor elephant
              • gold3nglare
                gold3nglareWednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:33 am
                Poor elephant.
                • pusheen_twt
                  pusheen_twtSunday, July 26, 2020 at 5:32 pm
                  So sad!😢😥
                  • devapisarkar
                    devapisarkarFriday, June 26, 2020 at 8:27 am
                    I say lions are better then elephants because elephants have long noses and it makes them look weird
                    • hopeful
                      hopefulThursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:17 am
                      what? No, they use their trunks to fend off predators and to eat and drink, and Lions roar so loud but each animal is unique in their own way.# Go animals.
                    • meowpower
                      meowpowerSunday, April 19, 2020 at 1:43 pm
                      The elephant is smart!