A Brave Buffalo Mother Defends Her Calf From Lion

This incredible footage, filmed in Timbavati Private Game Reserve, in South Africa, shows a buffalo doing all she can to protect her baby from a lion attack. The lions are driven off numerous times, only to persistently return moments later. Eventually she is out-numbered and the baby buffalo is caught. Now she has to fight for her life…

Unfortunately the baby does not make it, but after the rest of her herd return, the mother makes it to safety. This was filmed by Benjamin OT (Makanyi Lodge) and uploaded to Kruger Sightings on Youtube.

By watching this video you are helping us help wildlife. You can now VOTE on where you would like to donate your time:[yop_poll id=”2″]

Want more from the wild?

Get nature's weirdest & most wonderful straight to your inbox.

Next Up

Polar invasion: how plants and animals would colonise an ice-free Antarctica

Peter Convey, British Antarctic Survey and Tom Hart, University of Oxford Antarctica’s ice sheets could totally collapse if the world’s fossil fuels are burnt off,...

Australian Government To Count Koalas Left In The Wild

National koala audit to cost $2 million.

Stork Chicks Hatch In UK For First Time In 600 Years

Why that's great news for British wildlife.

Watch A Brave Bird Chase Elephants From Its Nest

Never get between a mother and her eggs!

Watch Jaguars Play ‘Tug Of War’ With 10ft Anaconda

We're in Brazil and tourists watch on as a mother jaguar pulls an anaconda out of the river in front of them.

Watch: Incredible Battle Between Wild Dogs, Hyenas, Hippos & 2 Impalas

A pack of hunting wild dogs clash with hippos and hyena in there quest for an Impala kill.