The clip was recorded by guide Deon Kelbrick at Sabi Sands nature reserve, South Africa.
Specifically, early in the morning, Deon Kelbrick and the tourists set out to look for lions. After leaving the farm, they tried to track down the lions in the Nkuhuma herd and discovered they were following a large herd of buffalo.
After choosing their prey, they quickly used their sharp claws and teeth to corner a large wild buffalo. Kelbrick and the tour group thought it was over. However, the other members of the group heard the pitiful cries of their fellows. Immediately, hundreds of buffaloes rushed forward, surrounding the male lion Dark Maned Avoca.
Having been injured before, he could not escape, so the lion was trapped in the middle of the agitated buffalo herd. Terrified, the male lion ran to the nearby bushes for shelter. However, the herd of wild buffalo is not easy to ignore for it. They took turns using their sharp horns to hurl the lion into the air and trample it with their hooves,
The incident took place within 15 minutes. Then, the cry of Dark Mane Avoca caught the attention of the lions and turned to chase away the buffalo. Kelbrick said, when he returned at the end of the day, Dark Mane Avoca was still with the Nkuhuma herd but was seriously injured.
The African bush buffalo, also known as the Cape buffalo, is one of the Big Five, along with lions, leopards, rhinos and elephants. With an adult body weighing from 500kg to 1 ton, the African buffalo is like a solid tank capable of knocking all enemies away.
In fact, buffalo is not an easy creature to bully in Africa. If a lion hunts alone and subjectively, it is completely possible to be seriously injured, even die.