Lion vs Hyena

8th June 2021

Lion vs Hyena after digging up Warthog

It is a fact of nature that it can be at times brutal and harrowing, yet it will always be fascinating. Something many safari-goers want to witness is a live kill. Be it a leopard stalking an impala or a crocodile ambushing a drinking wildebeest, there is no doubt witnessing this type of spectacle gets the adrenalin pumping.

If you are lucky enough to have your camera on and in the right place at the time of action, then you are able to relive the scene time and time again and you never know, you may take the internet by storm!

Following on from a previous video of ours: Lion vs Buffalo, which has gained more than 30 million views on YouTube, Manja – a guide we know very well who is based at Namiri Plains in the Serengeti has kindly allowed us to share some recent footage from one of his game drives. The sighting from start to finish is absolutely incredible to see.

A single lioness digs up an adult warthog from its burrow before being confronted by a solitary hyena. The strength and cunning of the lioness is the first striking moment, yet as the scene plays out, it becomes ever more ruthless. The fight for survival between both hyena and lioness is extraordinary to watch.

Make sure you take a look at the video on our YouTube page: Lion vs Hyena

Whilst they share the meal there is obvious tension as two of Africa’s most deadly carnivores battle it out. From the snarling, grunting and growling, to the heavy blows, bites and cuts, the sighting is a sensory overload, and something not seen as openly as witnessed here.

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