Male lions see their prey, watching from behind waiting for an opportunity to attack.
Calvet Nkomo (45 years old), working at the Somalisa campsite, was lucky enough to capture a rare moment of a male lion’s lone hunt inside Hwange National Park. The recorded video shows that the male lion was looking for food when he spotted the elephant drinking in the Ngweshla lagoon area in the national park. The young elephant was walking alone and there was no sign of any large herd of elephants nearby.
Initially, the cunning male lion did not rush to attack, but just quietly observed and approached the subject. About 10 minutes later, another lioness appeared, but she did not participate in the attack.
The male lion jumped onto the elephant’s back and quickly took down his prey.
After drinking the water, the elephant turned to chase away the male lion. The cunning male lion took a step back, feigning fear. The young and inexperienced elephant thought it was over, so he let his guard down. Immediately the male lion jumped up from behind, hugged the elephant’s back, and brought down the prey in an instant.
At this time, the new female lion appears to help the male lion handle the spoils. Then, the male lion called the whole herd to tear the prey.
Calvet Nkomo said that this marshy area is very dangerous because male lions frequent it.
Lions and elephants are two large wild animals with strong roars. However, they have different characteristics and behaviors.
The lion is a predator and lives in packs. They usually hunt by using sudden attacks and often hunt at night. Lions have yellow-brown fur and a set of powerful fangs for tearing flesh. They live mainly in Africa and parts of Asia.
Elephants are the largest land animals and live in Africa and Asia. They have a large size, long nose, and a huge set of fleshy teeth for cutting and grinding food. Elephants are herbivores and often live in large herds, which can number up to hundreds. They are also intelligent primates, capable of using tools and able to recognize the faces and voices of their caregivers.