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Male Lion Kills Baby Buffalo

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Published on Apr 29, 2012

THIS VIDEO WAS NOT STAGED. THE BABY BUFFALO WAS LOST FROM THE HERD, WHICH IS NOT UNCOMMON.

This video from the Masai Mara was shot on our trip in May of 2009. It's tough to watch if you're an animal lover, but it shows nature as it is intended to be. Predators and Prey. THIS VIDEO WAS NOT STAGED. THE BABY BUFFALO WAS LOST FROM THE HERD, WHICH IS NOT UNCOMMON. The herd is actually less than half a mile away, but the baby is too young to catch up. Our guide explained that often times male lions will run into herds of buffalo specifically with the idea of creating confusion so the babies will get lost. What you can't see in this video is that under the tree where the lion comes from is another dead baby buffalo that he killed. This lion seemed to know what he was doing. And for those who feel we should have saved the buffalo, I understand the instinct to save the animal, but on safari you don't do that. The lion has just as much right to live as that buffalo, and lions live by killing animals. If that isn't something you can understand, don't watch this video. Thank you to everyone who likes the video.

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