Incredible footage, emerging from Manyeleti Reserve in South Africa, showing a male lion taking down a water buffalo has been causing up quite a stir.Why you may ask?See, male lions are pretty lazy.
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In fact, they don’t normally do any hunting at all.Male lions are known to possess incredible power but instead choose to keep their energy conserved for displays of dominance and warding off anything that threatens their tribe.via(bloghizzle).
That brings us to the second crazy thing about this video.He isn’t the only adult male in the pride.Near the end of the video, another lion shows their real roll in the whole hunt when he wanders up to the almost-ready meal his male counterpart has caught.
This pride seems to consist only of two males, meaning that they are probably outcasts of another larger pride, where a dominant male has pushed them away.That means no lionesses around to do the hunting, so the hunting must be done by the males.