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Cape Buffalo vs. a Lion Pride in the Heart of Africa Shows the Rules of Mother Nature

It sounds like a football game, but it’s actually nature playing out the drama of the grid iron in real life on the plains of Africa.

A cape buffalo tries to fight off a pride of lions and defend her baby only to become a victim herself.

When a pride of lions attempt to serve up her calf as supper, this cape buffalo mother tries to defend her baby at the cost of her own life.

Nature can be cruel if you watch long enough, or at least cruel in human terms. This video shows the battle for survival at its rawest point: a mother defending her young dies at the claws of the hungry.

This scene plays out every day on the plains of Africa, even in the presence of onlooking humans.

A mature lion, in the wild, can consume up to 15 pounds of meat per day. Since a mature cape buffalo weighs in at 1300 pounds, this pride of lions (along with neighboring scavengers) will eat well for a few days.

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Cape Buffalo vs. a Lion Pride in the Heart of Africa Shows the Rules of Mother Nature