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
    Wow
    • dinobasketball7
      wow! even though elephants are really smart
      • wolfy_blue
        wolfy_blue7 months
        this artical makes sence, elephants are one of the smartest animals in the world but its kinda sad.
        • mermaidomg
          mermaidomg8 months
          There my fav animal
          • mermaidomg
            mermaidomg8 months
            Im doing in essay on elephants
            • seaqueen457
              seaqueen45710 months
              Thats sad I love lions but thats sad😫😫🥺🥺
              • mermaidomg
                mermaidomg8 months
                Me too. But poor elephant
              • gold3nglare
                gold3nglare10 months
                Poor elephant.
                • pusheen_twt
                  pusheen_twtabout 1 year
                  So sad!😢😥
                  • devapisarkar
                    devapisarkarabout 1 year
                    I say lions are better then elephants because elephants have long noses and it makes them look weird
                    • hopeful
                      hopeful11 months
                      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
                      meowpowerover 1 year
                      The elephant is smart!