Lion Vs. Hippo: Mother Defends Calf From Lion Attack
You know what sucks? Getting attacked by a lion, actually getting attacked by any animal period. A lion however is such a massive killing machine, with some male lions exceeding 550lb’s in weight. It is a no brainer that you don’t want to be on the opposite end of a hungry lion. Hippos are not tiny defensless animals though, with adult male hippos weighing up to 3,300lbs (holy crap) they can definitely fend for themselves. Watch as the tables are turned on a lion as it attempts to hunt a hippo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. After bringing down the young hippo calf, the calf’s mother returned to chase off the lion. The lions left without a meal and dented pride, the hippo appeared to not show signs of any serious injury.