Our app receives many tings from parks and reserves around Africa, daily. Keeping our community engaged with sightings in real-time is important to us. This was one of our most recent tings where a coalition of male lions devour a mysterious dead baby elephant! This incredible sighting occurred on the H4-2, near Crocodile Bridge in the Kruger National Park.
Where did the mysterious dead baby elephant come from?
Once again, we are presented with the mysteries of Mother Nature. Often sightings can cause us to speculate, especially when the action unfolds without witnesses. This was the case when visitors to Kruger stumbled across lions feeding on a baby elephant.
“In all honesty, we are not too sure how the lions managed to get the baby elephant.”
“Elephants are expectedly very protective of their calves, and for lions to hunt them would be very risky and improbable. We are not sure if the calf was just found by the lions or if they miraculously took it down. The baby might have had a disease and passed away. There were no other elephants around, so this would be our best guess.”
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“All 3 of the male lions had eaten well overnight, and of course, we went back to see what the aftermath and progress on the carcass was. Yesterday there were only jackals in the vicinity, and today, we arrived at a feeding frenzy with scavengers of all sorts around. The lions are still next to the carcass – with very full bellies. Vultures, hyenas, and jackals have also joined the scene – anxiously awaiting their chance to get a piece.”
“Quite the scene to witness and see the progress in a mere 24 hours.”
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