Just like a miniature society, the wild world has its order and is set up by powerful hunters. They are the most fearsome predators in the wild and are ranked by scientists at the top of the food chain.
In Africa, the big cat family of the genus Panthera including lions, leopards, jaguars and tigers are the most feared predators. In which, the successful hunting rate of lion is 30%, leopard is 58%, leopard is 38% and tiger is 5%.
The lion’s staple food includes wildebeest, wild buffalo, zebra and various antelopes in the African grasslands. In South Africa, the average weight of a male lion’s prey is about 400 kg. On the other hand, group hunting also means a greater need for food, which creates pressure and incentive for lions to hunt large prey.
In the family, lions are not only the largest predators, but they are also the most picky eaters. According to the surveys of experts, the types that are considered prey on the lion’s menu are basically only in the number of 20 species, and in some areas, this number may be smaller. .
As can be seen, the lion’s hunting life is relatively harsh, not as easy as we often think. However, luck sometimes happens to lions, like the case below witnessed and recorded by David Pusey.
The impala is an herbivore, with a slim body, extremely common in the savanna of Africa.
This is a herd animal and is active most of the day. Due to their large numbers, impala is the favorite prey of all carnivores in Africa such as lions, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles…
During the breeding season, impalas are more easily targeted by wildlife because they are not agile enough to run away. That day, a lion was seen near the H12 bridge in Kruger Park and couldn’t believe it even found two young antelopes wandering around. Of course, lions are certainly not stupid to ignore God’s gift.
The second baby antelope had an extremely brave fight. It even turned around to perform a few kicks in the face of the lion. Regrettably, the efforts that come from antelope are not enough. After all, in life, lions also need to have food in order for it and its cubs to survive. After that, the lion hid the two antelopes in the bushes to enjoy the meal in peace.