It looks like some sort of deleted scene from The Lion King, but this is actually the terrifying moment a gang of lionesses viciously attacked the male of the pride in a bid to kill him off in front of horrified visitors at a British safari park.
The drama was captured on camera by Mya Beverstock, 19, who had visited the attraction in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on Wednesday.
As she drove around the safari park with her parents at around 11.45am she noticed the group of female lions surrounding the male before pouncing ‘out of the blue’.
Footage show the male roaring in agony as up to nine females sink their razor-sharp teeth into his body leaving him with bloody cuts and bite marks. Keepers were quickly on the scene and had to step in using fire extinguishers to break up the brutal attack.
It is unclear why the animals turned on the male but in the wild females have been known to kill an elderly male if they no longer think he is fit to rule the pride.
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