Honey badgers survive lions

This 25 January 2019 video says about itself:

Lions intimidated by the fierce honey badgers

Honey badgers are known for their fearless nature and fierce attitude but even they are a bit cautious by their standards when facing a whole lion pride, nonetheless they left the scene unharmed simply due to their ferocious attitude.

Occurred on September, 2017 / Thornybush Nature Reserve, Rivonia, South Africa

Video filmer: “The video was taken on my morning game drive. We were tracking lions and found them but the lions got up and were moving. While they were moving, the lions and us in the game viewing vehicle stumbled upon the honey badgers. The badgers now had to move away from the vehicles and try and scare the lions away, which is not easy when you are drastically smaller than both. The badgers are extremely fierce animals and lions generally stay away from them. Some lions needed a new lesson on what they are cable of doing.”

Credit: Game Drive Channel via ViralHog


Lions attack giraffe, video

This 24 January 2019 video from South Africa says about itself:

EPIC: Giraffe Gives Lions a Ride!

Lions love to try to bring down a giraffe, because if they do, it is a massive meal that can last sometimes up to a week!

This hunt didn’t go so well, it almost looked like the giraffe was just giving the lions a lift to the other side of the road!

Africa’s version of Uber…

Francois Pienaar, safari guide, captured his best sighting ever last week in the Klaserie Game Reserve. He tells LatestSightings.com the story:

“On our early morning game drive, we found a pride of sleeping lions, as they usually do. My guests and I were watching them sleep, never expecting I was about to see the best sighting in my guiding career! We only spent a couple of minutes with them before they started moving off after their morning nap.

Whilst on our way following the lions, they spotted a very old giraffe bull unaware that a pride of lions had their eyes set on him. We sat quietly in the vehicle as we watched the lions stalking this old bull. After about 20 minutes of stalking, the chase was on! We raced in behind the lions, to see the action happening and hoping the lions would catch the big animal and bring it down.

As we tried to stay with these lions we saw some of the individuals grab at the legs and one female jumping on the back of the giraffe. With a big struggle and to our amazement the lions finally got the giraffe to a stop, still trying to bring it to the ground. The old bull giraffe, fighting to stay standing, managed to throw the lions off his back and fought his way out by trying to stomp on the lions. After about 5 hours the lions finally gave up and the old bull lived to see another day.”

How Not to Wake Up a Lioness

This 29 January 2019 video from Kenya says about itself:

Watch a massive male lion’s intense creep up to a sleeping lioness. Just as you think he is going to lie down next to her, he ends up waking her up in the absolute worst way possible!

This was filmed by 32-year-old safari guide, Joshua Loonkushu, on an evening game drive near the river. Joshua tells LatestSightings.com the story: “On the previous day, we had spotted this pride of lions that had just killed a wildebeest within the banks of the Sand River in Maasai Mara. I decided to head over there the next day to try and track them down. Luckily I managed to find them!

Lion cubs born, BBC video

This 13 December 2018 video recorded in Africa says about itself:

Lioness Cuddles Newborn Cubs | BBC Earth

The dry season has finally ended, time for a new generation of lion cubs to take over! Adorable newborn cubs take their first steps into the world.

Lions, from cubs to adults

This 21 November 2018 video, recorded in Africa, says about itself:

Lions: From Cute Cubs to Apex Predators | BBC Earth

Follow lions throughout the different stages of their lives and watch them grow from cute cubs to formidable hunters. What does it take for a lion to survive as an adult?