End to a struggling life
A lioness with her 2 cubs was spotted by our guide and we positioned ourself to take head on shots. Little did we know that she was approaching head on because there was a water body behind our vehicle. Lioness went for the water, but the drying puddle had more to offer! A STUCK WILDEBEEST AND AN ANGRY HIPPO.
Run through the slide show to view the turn of events –
- Lioness had to wait to get the hippo out – couldn’t risk with its cubs around
- Hippo had to reassure itself the wildebeest can be ignored before getting off the pond
- With the hippo out, the lioness amasses all its power to pull the stuck wildebeest off the dry bed and take its life out.
- Finally the kids have a toy to play and end the episode drinking milk off their mother.
The wildebeest was just give a quick death rather than a slow one being stuck in the dry pond for days!