Lion hunt fails catching antelopes, video

This video says about itself:

14 June 2016

We all were anticipating a fairly easy catch by these 2 hunting lions. But this turned out to be a hilarious fail by them!:)

Taken on a safari in South Africa.

Video by: Natasha

Lions against buffalo in South Africa

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Lions Bring Down Buffalo | Absolutely Crazy Ending!

23 May 2016

We have had the honor of hundreds of people from around the world sending in their incredible videos for us to share, and each is unique. This one however is one that is just extremely special and plays on every emotion!

Incredible too see how two lionesses from one pride chase the herd into two males from a different pride. The 4 of them are happy to share the meal, however, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” happened to the buffalo when the lioness from the male’s pride comes in and a huge fight breaks out, leaving the buffalo a great opportunity to escape without even a limp.

Taken in the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Video by: Ranger Mike

Lions chase buffaloes into tourists’ car

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Lions Chase Buffaloes Into Tourists’ Car

14 May 2016

Scary video showing a group of tourists being at the wrong place at the wrong time as 2 male lions take their chance at buffaloes, chasing the herd right into a spectating vehicle.

Thank goodness the people in the car are doing well and weren’t hurt.

Taken on the H1-4 near Olifants in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Video by: Penny Osborne

Ex-circus lions freed in South Africa

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Roaring rescued lions free at last

1 May 2016

Thirty-three abused circus lions arrived at OR Tambo Airport from Peru and Colombia, en route to their new home in Limpopo.

Animal Defenders International co-founder Tim Phillips describes the difficulties of rescuing the 33 lions who were scattered around in 12 different illegal circuses.

For more about this story click here.

Also related to the arrival of the lions – read here.

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Rescued Circus Lions Given Freedom In South Africa

2 May 2016

Thirty-three lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa. Tasting their new freedom, the lions were released into a bush sanctuary for big cats.

Animal Defenders International said it rescued 24 of the lions in surprise raids on circuses in Peru.

In the statement released by the organization, the company said, “Nine were voluntarily surrendered by a circus in Colombia. Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth so would not survive in the wild,” the organization.

The president of Animal Defenders International said it was their largest airlift in history.

Lions’ same-sex sexuality, video

This video from the USA says about itself:

Lions Don’t Care If You Approve Of Their Bromance

21 April 2016

Belgian photographer Nicole Cambré recently released several photos that appear to show that lion sexuality, like almost all animals, is highly fluid. National Geographic tried to debunk the photos, claiming that some female lions have manes that make them appear male, which can be true. Cambré then debunked their debunk by posting a video of the supposedly female lion mounting another lion. Cenk Uygur and Hannah Cranston (ThinkTank), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Nicole Cambré, a lawyer and photographer from Belgium, recently took some photos in Botswana that shot like a comet across social media over the weekend. They showed two lions, both with lush manes, cuddling at sunset in the tall grass and mounting each other…

Interpreting homosexual behavior in animals, which has been observed in upwards of 450 species but is far from common, remains tricky territory for researchers. And proclaiming it as a reflection of human sexuality is something most anthropomorphism-allergic scientists are loathe to do.

“It’s a bromance, not ‘Brokeback Mountain,’” Craig Packer, a University of Minnesota professor who is one of the world’s top experts on African lions, said of the behavior in the photos. But, he added, “I don’t think you have to look at animals to justify what humans do. Our biology is far more complicated.””

Read more here.

Genetic diversity, evolutionary history and implications for conservation of the lion (Panthera leo) in West and Central Africa: here.

Three lions attack black rhino, video

This video, from the Kruger National Park in South Africa, says about itself:

3 Lions Attack Black Rhino That’s Stuck in Mud

14 March 2016

The most incredible video of a black rhino stuck in a mud pool, when 3 nearby lions decide to take their chance to get a meal.

Leopard kills warthog, lion steals it

This video from the Kruger National Park in South Africa says about itself:

23 February 2016

Amazing video of a leopard killing a warthog next to the road when the calls of the dying warthog attracts a nearby lion. Watch what happens next!

South Africa bans leopard hunts due to uncertainty on numbers. Hunters’ association questions government data behind temporary ban on hunting secretive and nocturnal big cats: here.