A clash of Titans. Lions 1- Buffalo 0

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“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” ― Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

 

 

 

This is one of the apex Dangerous Game species that we have here in South Africa.

Up to 900kg of solid muscle and capable of attaining speeds of around 60km/h, this is an animal NOT to be messed with…unless you are a part of huge pride of lions and there are mouths to feed.

 

 

 

Then along comes a lion, that weighs in at around 250kg and is able to reduce a buffalo to provide a meal for his pride.

 

 

 

This is a Buffalo after the pride had figured out their menu for the next three days.

 

 

 

Not a vegetarian or a vegan in sight…

Wait, the buffalo was a vegetarian!

 

 

 

Hanging on…Buffalo will fight to the bitter end and many lions carry scars of unsuccessful encounters that have ended with the buffalo escaping being a meal. This one did not survive the battle.

 

 

 

Let the ‘King’ eat first?

Seeing that it is often the lionesses that do all the work, surely in 2022, THEY should be given the first choice once the kill has been successful?

 

 

 

‘I love you mom’…one of my favourite images from my time spent with this pride.

 

 

 

When they are this young, they are certainly not able to bring down an animal of this size, however, they are able to enjoy the spoils.

Given that there was so much meat available and once the adults had filled themselves, the youngsters were able to tuck in without being chased off.

 

 

 

I wonder what this female is thinking?

 

 

 

Practising a snarl.

When I am a BIG lion, they WILL fear me. For now, I shall merely practice on my siblings.

 

 

 

This is my best side.

 

 

 

And three days later, this is all that remains…

 

 

 

After having spent 3 days doing nothing except eat and sleep, the pride moved off en masse to find new territory and possibly their next meal.

 

 

 

 

 

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