Protecting young and old.
Cape buffalo and lions are life long enemies. A fully-grown buffalo will feed a family of seven lions for a week.
The lions watch and learn before a kill. They will seek out the aged, the weak, the injured, or the young. These lions look so hungry, ready to make a kill soon or starve. A large collection of buffalo is better known as "the Black Death". They pool their size and strength to create a formidable force.
As for the buffalo, they are in no mood to lose anyone in their family! On the aggressive defense, they spend at least a half hour chasing the lions away from the herd.
Survival is usually a game of “strength in numbers”. The largest force usually wins.
Cape Buffalo Chasing Four Lions
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Nikon D850 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
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