African Cape Buffalo Flips Lion to Protect Its Own

Daniel Xu | December 19, 2013

Hunters familiar with Cape buffalo can attest to the strength and ferocity of these large bovines, and now so can this lion. Standing up to five feet at the shoulder, Cape buffalo is considered one of Africa’s “big five,” the most dangerous of the continent’s game animals. With a nickname like the “widowmaker,” the Cape buffalo has a reputation for being more than capable of handling predators. Even hunting in groups, lions sometimes find themselves out-muscled in encounters with bulls.

The video taken below is what happens when lions get on their bad side.

Image screenshot of video by Barcroft TV on YouTube

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