Dramatic video shows a brave hippopotamus holding back five lions in an epic battle
- The video shows a scarred hippo that restrains five lions in a dramatic battle
- The hippopotamus had already been injured in a territorial dispute before the attack
- The hippopotamus was looking for water when it was seen by two nearby lounge ages
- Three lionesses joined the pair and soon all five started to attack the hippo
- After a brief skirmish, the hippo was able to shake off all five attackers
This is the dramatic moment that an injured hippo fights five lions to survive a cruel attack.
The video was made by park ranger Daniel Bailey, 28 years old, in the South African MalaMala Game Reserve and shows what he described as & # 39; never before seen footage & # 39 ;.
The hippopotamus, who had already been injured in a previous fight with a fellow hippo, was looking for a sip of water when it all started.
This is the dramatic moment that an injured hippo fights five lions to survive a cruel attack
Two lions were staying at the waterhole, but quickly took action after seeing the 3.5-ton hippo.
After a tense look, the two lions shout about three lionesses accompanied by four cubs.
The package soon starts working, because all five adult lions surround the scarred and tired hippo and jump on its back.
The already injured hippo was looking for water when it was spotted by nearby lions
The pair of lions went to work by surrounding the hippo and began to bite and jump on its back
Mr. Bailey said he had never seen an attack like this before.
& # 39; This is just not the norm, lion hunting a hippo, & # 39; he said.
Zag I saw a wounded giant and a lack of water, I think the lions thought it was an easy opportunity to take something so big that it would provide food for their pride for a long time.
Field guide Daniel Bailey, 28, took the video in the South African MalaMala Game Reserve and described it as & # 39; never before seen footage & # 39;
& # 39; I don't think I'm going to experience another similar scenario with this. & # 39;
The hippopotamus stood on the ground during the attack and shook off some of the lions to find its way to the water.
While a remaining attacker gnaws on its back, the hippo continues to move forward and resist the attack.
After a brief skirmish, the hippo managed to shake off the last lion and position itself in water
The intoxicating beast soon shakes the last of the lions and stares off the pack as he waves his huge teeth.
After being defeated for the first time, the lions no longer dare to attack the hippo.
The last lion disappears defeated as the hippo feels comfortable in its natural water habitat
Mr. Bailey said: “The only chance the lions had would have been to really exhaust it by separating the spine over the course of many hours.
& # 39; I believe that because the hippo was close to some kind of water, its natural habitat, it was able to retrieve them all and feel comfortable with its positioning.
& # 39; The lions soon seemed to disappear from their depths. & # 39;
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