You’d think that a pride of 14 lions would be unstoppable, able to take down any animal of their choosing. But in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park recently, a different scenario played out. Watch what happens when a young elephant takes on 14 lions.
The young elephant seemed to have become separated from the herd when the all-female lion pride took a keen interest. It’s not clear why the rest of the herd didn’t come to this youngster’s aid, although they may have had small calves with them, which would have exposed them to danger.
Luckily, a thick skin is in an elephant’s favour, as is a brave heart; the elephant managed to fend off the attack, even charging the lions more than once.
The guests decided to dub the little guy ‘Hercules’ and you can watch the amazing encounter below. No need to worry if you’re sensitive: the ellie wins the battle and no lions were harmed in the making of this video!