Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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It’s a little long, and it has been all over the internet by now, but this video shows a fascinating battle between a pride of lions, a herd of buffalo, and 2 crocodiles at a watering hole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park while on safari [8:23].

Comments

  1. #1 Ed Yong
    May 31, 2007

    I’ve said this elsewhere but it’s fascinating that the calf survives and still seems fairly happy after being tackled and choked by a pride of lions and then doing an impression of a Christmas cracker once the crocs get involved.

    Also, I am impressed by the lions who didn’t immediately soil themselves and flee when the massive buffalo herd came back. Which would have been my survival tactic.

  2. #2 tabor
    May 31, 2007

    I spent a brief time on an aboriginal preserve in Australia and when we went walk-abouting everyone there said to be VERY careful of the water buffalo. They indicated they were more dangerous than anything else.