A video of how a clever buffalo was able to outsmart a pride of lions during a fierce battle has left people stunned. Shared on the official Facebook page of Latest Sightings, the video captured the buffalo’s swift movements to dodge the attacks of the lions to escape into a water body.
“A few days ago, this old buffalo still had it in him to show a pride of around 10 lions who’s boss,” reads the caption posted along with the video. The clip opens to show a pride of lions surrounding a buffalo. As the video progresses, the buffalo is seen dodging the attacks of the lions and also launching counterattacks. Towards the end of the video, the animal manages to escape from the pride to safety.
The buffalo ran into the river, in hopes of escaping the lions. At this point, the lions were left a little confused and conflicted regarding what to do next. The buffalo realized that he wasn’t going to survive if he just stood in the crocodile infested water, so he crossed over to our side of the river,” Antoni Britz, manager at Kruger National Park’s Elephant Walk Retreat, where the incident took place, told Latest Sightings. “The lions accepted their defeat and began to drink water. You could almost see the relief on the old buffalo’s face as the lions left the riverbed one by one. Perhaps they too didn’t feel brave enough to cross crocodile infested water just to get some food,” Britz added.