Warthogs need to be wary of lions – especially babies. A male lion is filmed on a curious hunt.
Bremen – Lions hunt in prides, stalking their prey. In a flash, the king of animals pounces on an animal, throws it to the ground and kills it by biting it in the neck or throat. Such spectacular scenes are probably what most of us have in mind when we hunt lions. However, in order to get to warthog babies, a video shows a completely different process.
Leo changes his tactics to get warthog babies (symbolic photo). © imago
Video shows unusual hunting scenes: lion contorts itself at the construction of warthog cubs
With unusual physical effort, a lion tries to get to a burrow full of warthog babies. The predator is filmed bending, stretching, and then even rolling onto its back to pull the prey out of hiding. In the video, which was recorded in South Africa, the male lion digs into the hole in the ground for ten minutes. Despite all efforts, the strategy does not work. The warthog babies are safe from the hungry lion in the hole in the ground.
Lion tries to kill warthog babies – video shows surprising attack
But the hunter changes his tactics. Lions are not particularly fast or persistent runners, prowildlife.de shares. However, they are "masters of sneaking up". From cover, lions start to sprint and strike off. The surprise effect is crucial for hunting success. In the video, the lion gives up digging and waits. In a lurking position, he makes himself comfortable on the hill and waits. In the end, unfortunately, the unusual hunting attempt for a warthog baby ends badly. The last few seconds of the shots are not for the faint of heart.
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