When it comes to protecting their young, don’t mess with moms.
That’s what a pride of lions learned when they targeted the weakest link in a herd of water buffalo – a newborn calf.
As one of the lionesses attempts to grab the baby buffalo, the mother – with baby sticking right by her side – goes straight after the ferocious cat over and over, risking her own life in the process, while the rest of the herd escapes.
All seems like the pair will survive unscathed when the remainder of the pride of lions approaches and circles the two. With the mother buffalo distracted, one of the lions grabs the calf with it’s teeth and begins to drag it away.
But mother will have none of that. Watch her in action….and then the surprise at the end.