Lion vs Elephant: Amazing Sightings of Lions and Elephants Interacting
Lions and Elephants are both members of the Big 5.
Lions are strong, carnivorous predators that usually hunt in co ordinated prides to bring their prey, although they can hunt and kill when alone.
Elephants are the largest land mammal in existence today, they are massive herbivores that operate in complex family structures called herds. These herds usually led by a matriarch ( female leader ). Elephants can often be encountered on their own either as loan bull or during a temporary foray away from the herd.
Although Elephants are often thought of as gentle giants due to their slow lethargic pace, they are amongst the most dangerous animals in Africa and can often have serious temper tantrums when pushed or frustrated.
Lion vs Elephant
This amazing footage was captured journalist Jesse Nash, artist and professor at CW Post College in New York, Dan Christoffel, UK naturalist, Steve Baker, and Australian TV personality, Nina Krakowski while on safari in South Luangwa, Zambia.
A young elephant, know known as Hercules, got separated from his herd when a pride of fourteen ( 14 ) female lions attacked him in an effort to topple him over and kill him.
Although a very close call the elephant manages to fend off multiple attacks despite having as many as three lionesses on his back at one point.
Watch the video above.
In the next lion vs elephant video you will see a remarkable scene of an Elephant who “rescues” a buffalo by chasing away some lions.
Many of the photographs you see online depicting amazing scenes of lion vs elephant scenes have been photoshopped, like the intro screenshot of the above video.
More traditional prey for lions are buffalo, but sometimes the tables turn and the Buffalo get their own back. Read our post about Lions vs Buffalo – Coming Soon.