Four lions team up to DROWN a buffalo after dragging their prey to a watering hole in Tanzania

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Four lions team up to DROWN a buffalo after dragging their prey to a watering hole in Tanzania

  • Shocking footage shows the moment four lions team up to drown a buffalo in a watering hole in Tanzania
  • Photos show a lioness stalking the animal in the Kogatende region of the northern Serengeti
  • In one of the photos, two lionesses clung to the buffalo’s back and lowered their claws and teeth into the animal

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These photos show the moment when four lions teamed up to drown a buffalo after dragging their prey to a watering hole in Tanzania.

The photos show a lioness walking towards the buffalo that was relaxing among the grasses in the Kogatende region of the northern Serengeti, Tanzania.

In one of the photos, two of the 400-pound lionesses clung to the 1,900-pound buffalo’s back — dragging their prey down as they sink their claws and teeth into the animal.

In another, the lionesses were joined by two more members of the pack when they pulled the buffalo into a nearby watering hole and drowned it below the surface of the water.

Photographer Marc Mol, 62, of Cairns, Australia, was standing just 100 feet away when the lion-proud ‘Gardenia’ attacked and overpowered the hapless buffalo in just over 20 minutes.

He added that the buffalo also landed a few injuries on the lionesses before drowning in the watering hole, adding, “With eight young cubs in the pack, this was a welcome meal that would feed the pack for a few days.”

Photos show the moment when four lions teamed up to drown a buffalo after dragging their prey into a watering hole in the Kogatende region of northern Serengeti, Tanzania, including a photo where two lionesses clung to the buffalo's back , singing with their claws and teeth in the animal

Photos show the moment when four lions teamed up to drown a buffalo after dragging their prey into a watering hole in the Kogatende region of northern Serengeti, Tanzania, including a photo where two lionesses clung to the buffalo’s back , singing with their claws and teeth in the animal

The photos show a lioness leading the pack as she stalks up to the horned animal that was relaxing in the grass and trapped it

The photos show the lioness leading the pack as she stalks up to the horned animal that was relaxing in the grass and trapped it

The lionesses were seen dragging the buffalo down into a watering hole, using their teeth and claws, while other members of the pride stood nearby

The lionesses were seen dragging the buffalo down into a watering hole, using their teeth and claws, while other members of the pride stood nearby

In another photo, a lioness can be seen jumping from the grass to the buffalo standing in the watering hole, while the other lions are standing on the bank

In another photo, a lioness can be seen jumping from the grass to the buffalo standing in the watering hole, while the other lions are standing on the bank

They were joined by two other members of the pack who stood on the bank while the other lion perched on the buffalo's back.

They were joined by two other members of the pack who stood on the bank while the other lion perched on the buffalo’s back.

The other lions joined as the buffalo was brought down and could be seen laying in the watering hole as two lions clung to the animal as another swam up

The other lions joined as the buffalo was brought down and could be seen laying in the watering hole as two lions clung to the animal as another swam up

The buffalo was pictured lying in the water with its paws in the air, while the four ruthless lionesses hid in their prey in Tanzania

The buffalo was pictured lying in the water with its paws in the air, while the four ruthless lionesses hid in their prey in Tanzania

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