After bringing down the young hippo calf the calf s mother. While lions are often viewed as the king of the jungle even they tend to keep their distance from fully grown and highly territorial hippos.
The biggest distinction is that lions often hunt in a pack while tigers are solitary predators.
Lion vs hippo. Hippos have a notorious reputation as one of africa s fiercest animals and this baby fighting off a lion proves that their ferocity develops early. Similar to tigers lions use their teeth and claws to take down prey. Lion sneaks up on hippo regrets it immediately.
This lioness got the surprise of her life when she disturbed a resting hippo. Survival of the fittest animal species in a fight between the hippopotamus and lion of the african animal kingdom from bbc wildlife. Watch more hippo beach clips with bbc worldwide here.
Typically female lionesses do the majority of the hunting while the male lion or lions stays back and protects the pride. By roaring earth staff. The tables are turned on a lion as it attempts to hunt a hippo in the kruger national park south africa.
But the colossal animal gave the big cat quite a scare when it immediately turned around and began chasing after her. Likely interested in a meal as she roamed the maasai mara the lioness approached the hippo to investigate.