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Wildebeest Hooks Lion by Leg as it Tries to Escape!

Watch how this wildebeest uses his best weapon to fight off these hungry lions…

Hannes Joubert, from Polokwane, tells “We went to the park on the 26 April 2018 for the long weekend and happened to come across this attempted kill roughly about 24 km North of Satara Rest camp on your way to Olifants Camp.”

“We were unbelievably fortunate enough to have seen a wildebeest kill at Ngotso damn that same afternoon at 12:30. We decided to head back there that afternoon to see what was left of the carcass when we came across these 2 female lions stalking this wildebeest so of course, we decided to wait right there. To our utmost delight, this awesome sighting started to play out right in front of us.”

“After waiting for an hour, the wildebeest took a dust bath and this is when all hell broke loose and the females gave chase. 1, 2, 3 and they were on the wildebeest. The wildebeest fought back and managed to hook one of its horns into the leg of one of the lionesses.”

“This must have been extremely painful for the lion, as it was for quite a few moments that she was hooked onto the wildebeest. I am happy the wildebeest got away as lions cannot always win.”


“To tell the truth I had mixed emotions about the whole ordeal. This sighting is very scarce as lions usually kill wildebeest when they catch up to them.

My advice to people in the same situation is to stay put and wait until the end. At some point, it seemed the lions gave up cause this wildebeest kept walking away until it took a dust bath. What an incredible day!”

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