Cornered young lion bares his teeth at water buffalo that want to kill him

This is the dramatic moment a young lion bears his teeth at a herd of water buffalo when they surround him in Kenya. Lamak Sheik, 56, captured the rare scenes while driving through the Nairobi National Park. In the clip, the lion is stood on top of a tall stone marker post surrounded by the huge herd.

 

 

 

 

This is the dramatic moment a young lion bears his teeth at a herd of water buffalo when they surround him in Kenya. Lamak Sheik, 56, captured the rare scenes while driving through the Nairobi National Park. In the clip, the lion is stood on top of a tall stone marker post surrounded by the huge herd. He stays incredibly still as he slowly moves his head to survey the animals, growling at one buffalo when it steps too close. It is believed a buffalo herd of this size has the potential to kill a lion – especially if they consider the animal a threat.
Young lion is cornered by huge herd of hungry buffaloes

 

Mr Sheik said: ‘I was driving when I saw a herd of buffaloes blocking the road. ‘I saw a young lion on top of the marker post surrounded by buffaloes. ‘It was my lucky day indeed as this is a rare event. I immediately stopped the car and started taking photos.’
Young lion is cornered by huge herd of hungry buffaloes that want to kill him

 

But Mr Sheik said two female lions soon heard his roars and came to their nephew’s rescue. He said: ‘Luckily for the young lion, his two aunts were in the vicinity heard his roars and came to his rescue. ‘They distracted the buffaloes and he managed to escape from the top of the marker post.’

 

 

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