This giraffe tried to save her calf. She took on an entire pride of lions.
Camera caught the tall creature in the Masai Mara reserve. As the ravenous predators saunter towards it. But the giraffe seemed in no mood for letting the lions win their meal.
The lion is a species in the cat family. Males are larger than females. Male lions have a prominent mane. The lion inhabits grasslands and savannas. The lion is a generalist hypercarnivore. Its prey consists mainly of mammals. The lion’s attack is short and powerful.
When the beasts start to bolt towards her. She fends them all off by aggressively waving her long legs towards them.
After which the lions remember. That discretion is the better part of valour.
Tourists Bill captured the encounter on a visit to the Kicheche Bush Camp.
The couple, from Queensland, Australia, often visit the park but say this is the most incredible encounter they have seen.
Mrs Westbrook said: ‘This was remarkable, going on for almost half an hour as the mother protected her calf ferociously from the young pride.
‘It was heart-in-the-mouth stuff as we felt we might be witnessing something brutal as the casual menace of the sub-adult lions showed little signs of abating.
‘Eventually the giraffes got away and we breathed again.’ Kicheche Co-owner and photographer guide Paul Goldstein said: ‘Somehow Barbara managed to keep the camera still during all this drama.
‘I am supremely jealous of this encounter but also very happy for them, next time they come over I will stick to them like glue.’
By: daily mail