This lion got a little more than he bargained for after attempting to kill a water buffalo. During a hunt by a pride of hungry lions, the young male became hooked on the buffalo’s horn for twenty minutes, which was painful.
Despite the fact that the cape bull buffalo was on its own when the five lions got their claws into it, it took them an hour and a half to bring it down. During the attack, Roan Ravenhill, 28, a ranger at the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa, stood around 20 meters away and captured the entire incident on camera.
“We could see the cape buffalo bull and a pride of lions fighting, and we could see them leaping upon it,” Roan added. We discovered a juvenile male had been pinned beneath his left front leg by the buffalo’s horn. He had been stranded for around 20 minutes.”
“He was able to unhook himself after that, but he was limping for days, which we witnessed.” It was by far the longest lion-buffalo battle we’ve ever seen — it was painful to watch, but that’s the way nature works.”