The footage may be a little disturbing for some, but the end result is a surprise (and a relief!)
“Hercules” the elephant is the new king of the jungle after the youngster drove off 14 lions earlier this month in Zambia.
Visitors to South Luangwa National Park came upon a pride of female lions attacking the elephant near the Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp, and they caught the attack on camera.
“In the many years I have been a safari guide in Zambia at the South Luangwa, never have I seen anything like this,” said Innocent, one of the top safari guides that works with Norman Carr Safaris, and who was the one who drove us to this remarkable site. “We were all so worried the elephant would be killed right before us. What a fighter. It fought off all 14 lions. Incredible.”
The video shows the lions clawing at the elephant and even leaping onto its back as it tries to fend off and evade them despite being hugely outnumbered.
[More Information: National Geographic
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