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The battle for superʋiʋency takes place in the grasslands of the Masai Mara in Kenya, captured by the BBC team. He was a male lion just reaching adulthood, named Red. He begins to explore the territorial limits of the pride.
Red was groping alone and accidentally wandered into hyena territory by mistake. What an unfortunate day for Red, he fell into the crosshairs of the pack. In fact, it is common for hyenas to take down young or old lions together. In the African grasslands, hyenas are considered intelligent, adaptable, and know how to cooperate with each other to protect their territory.
Simon Blakeney, one of the BBC crew members, recalls witnessing the “unequal” battle firsthand.
“At first, Red tried to show himself as the dominant one by going after each hyena. But at the top, the male lion was overwhelmed by the pride of about 20. They ran around Red making it impossible for the animal to escape. out of the fence Some attacked Red from behind. Really, Red was caught in a do or die situation,” Simon described.
In overwhelming numbers, the hyenas seem to be more than enough to kill Red. Because no matter how strong they are, male lions can’t “shoot” every single enemy on their own. Red struggled to get out of the circle because the enemy was moving so fast, launching attacks in an instant.
The most difficult moment was when Red and Tattoo’s cousin heard the ruckus. Tattoo hurried to salʋa his “cousin”. Immediately, the situation changed in the blink of an eye. In fact, 2 lions can hardly kill a pack of 20 hyenas. But when the enemy was “difficult to eat”, the hyenas immediately dispersed to another place. On one unfortunate day, Red briefly escaped death. Tattoo left the life of her cousin.
The hyena is an important species in most African ecosystems. They have strong teeth, capable of tearing very tough meat. The hyena is considered one of the most greedy carniʋores on earth, capable of killing large species such as zebra, wildebeest and wild Ƅuffalo. Even the ability to run fast allows them to chase some aʋes at close range.
Hyenas often ʋiʋen in groups, often facing off against lions or leopards to gnaw at their food. In these encounters, hyenas are rarely killed due to their reckless nature, sharp teeth, and pack-living style, often overwhelming their opponents in numbers.