The African buffalo, are remarkable animals known for their strength, resilience, and protective instincts. When it comes to the safety of the herd, buffalo will go to great lengths to defend their fellow members, including using their powerful horns to butt predators such as lions.
A short clip on social media captures a African buffalo like ᴍᴀᴅ when a herd of lions is ʙᴜᴛᴄʜᴇʀɪɴɢ its fellow.
Without warning, the full-grown buffalo suddenly swooped in, used its powerful horns to toss the nearest female lion into the air, and then spun it several times.
Due to the surprise of the buffalo’s confidence, the lion had almost no resistance and could only receive consecutive hooks and knocks from the powerful enemy.
It is worth noting that the lions, with nearly a dozen members next to them, could only surround themselves and witness this horrifying scene without making any move to support the victim.
After seriously ᴡᴏᴜɴᴅɪɴɢ the lion, the buffalo turned and fled, leaving the animal struggling to drag its hind legs.
Buffalo herds are highly organized, with adult females forming tight bonds to protect their young. When a predator such as a lion threatens the herd, the buffalo will respond as a group, with adult females surrounding the young to protect them and adult males charging at the predator to deter it from the herd. The buffalo’s charge can be so powerful that it can knock the lion off its feet, sending it flying through the air and potentially causing ɪɴᴊᴜʀʏ or ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ.
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