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Lion Hooked By Horn Of Angry Buffalo

See the fight that happened between some herd of buffalos and a pride of hungry lions leaving one of the buffalos injured in the attack.
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The injured buffalo can be seen being pinned down by the pack of lions and in a bid to rescue his injured friend another buffalo charged towards the lions.
One of the lions ran towards the buffalo in an attempt to tackle it to the ground, but the lion was struck by the angry buffalo, impaled on its horn and flung into the air.
As the lion crashed to the ground it seemed the buffalo may have secured the chance for a quick getaway but the pride of lions were soon joined by two adult male lions.

One of the larger male lions jumped onto the buffalo's back and sank its teeth in, leading to a grisly end for the brave buffalo.
Photographer Mariangela Matarazzo Lee captured the dramatic scenes on camera. Mariangela, 54, from Brazil was on safari with family and friend at Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa when she watched the drama unfold.
She said: "We were on our very last safari ride, four days after we arrived, it was early in the morning.
"It was quite a surprise, our ranger spotted a couple of cars at the other side of the river.
"They were all just parked there with their binoculars trying to take a glance of something happening at our side of the bank.
"When we arrived there were 12 young lions of the same pride that had knocked down a bull and were trying to kill it.

"Just next to them were a dozen other buffalos observing. Suddenly one of them decided to rescue his injured friend that was lying in the middle of the lions.
"The buffalo came rushing towards the lions and one of the males tried to tackle the buffalo.
"That was when it got hooked on the horn and was swung by the buffalo several times until he was tossed away and landed terribly on the floor.
 "When we thought it was all over two huge male adult lions arrived with two females from another pride roaring a lot.
"All the young ones fled and the injured buffalo stood up trying to escape but he was hurt really bad and very tired.
"One of the lions stood in front of it while the other one walked around the buffalo and jumped on top of it and knocked him down again.
"The two males took care of the rest and made a quick kill."


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