Tragic Death Of Lion When Being Knocked-out By Buffalo

Cast out by his pride, this starving Lion was forced to take on a fully-grown buffalo in his desperate bid to survive.
What ensued was a brutal hour-long battle leaving both animals bloodied, exhausted and with fatal wounds.

A male lion is flung into the air after attacking a lone female buffalo

Dramatic images capture the lion savagely biting and clawing at the buffalo’s mouth, the big cat’s face smeared with blood from where he’s been gored by his heavier and larger opponent’s horns.The feline is tossed around in the air as he attempts to mount his adversary and is finally finished off when another buffalo arrives on the scene to deliver a lethal blow.

Both battle-worn animals appear to have little energy left after fighting

Both battle-worn animals appear to have little energy left after fighting
The amateur photographer, from Eastbourne, who works for Shenton Safaris as a guide and camp manager, came across the bloody scene as the lion’s claws were hooked into the female buffalo’s muzzle.

The lion biting and clawing at the buffalo’s mouth, the big cat’s face smeared with blood and dust

He recognised the cat as a six-year-old lion who suffered from mange, a type of skin disease, and who had become detached from his pride.
The lion had camped himself next to a watering hole hoping to attack unsuspecting buffalo.

Caked in blood from where he has been gored by the buffalo’s horns, the male lion lies beaten on the dusty ground

‘Both animals stared at each other both too exhausted to move.
‘After a few minutes of rest the lion then went for the buffalo and another ten-minute battle ensued. Again the buffalo managed to shake itself free.
‘The same process continued for about an hour until both animals were completely spent.
As it looked like fortune was favouring the exhausted but ravenous lion a member of the buffalo’s herd came to its aid and delivered a deadly blow.
‘After this the lion managed to drag himself under a bush to lick his wounds. Both animals were covered in blood by the end.’

The majestic badly-wounded animal died two days after the battle

Two days later the lion succumbed to his injuries, while the buffalo’s carcass was found two weeks later having failed to fight off infection.
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