Cornered young lion bares his teeth at water buffalo that want to kill him – before his aunts hear his desperate roars and come to his rescue
- Lamak Sheik filmed lion on stone marker post at Nairobi National Park, Kenya
- Lion had become surrounded by a herd of water buffalo who were blocking road
- Two female lions then came to the male’s rescue when they heard his roars
This is the dramatic moment a young lion bares his teeth at a herd of water buffalo when they surround him in Kenya.
Lamak Sheik, 56, captured the rare scenes while driving through the Nairobi National Park.
In the clip, the lion is stood on top of a tall stone marker post surrounded by the huge herd.
Lamak Sheik, 56, captured the rare scenes while driving through the Nairobi National Park in Kenya
In the clip, a male lion is stood on a tall stone marker post surrounded by a herd of water buffalo
The male lion keeps his head low as he glances at the group – the majority of whom stare back at the predator.
He stays incredibly still as he slowly moves his head to survey the animals, growling at one buffalo when it steps too close.
It is believed a buffalo herd of this size has the potential to kill a lion – especially if they consider the animal a threat.
The stuck lion keeps its head low as he stares out at the herd from a tall stone marker post
It roars at buffalo who come too close to its elevated spot as the animals continue to curiously watch the predator
Mr Sheik said: ‘I was driving when I saw a herd of buffaloes blocking the road.
‘I saw a young lion on top of the marker post surrounded by buffaloes.
‘It was my lucky day indeed as this is a rare event. I immediately stopped the car and started taking photos.’
Mr Sheik said: ‘It was my lucky day indeed as this is a rare event. I immediately stopped the car and started taking photos’
But before long, the lion is able to escape the heard when two female lions hear his desperate roars
But Mr Sheik said two female lions soon heard his roars and came to their nephew’s rescue.
He said: ‘Luckily for the young lion, his two aunts were in the vicinity heard his roars and came to his rescue.
‘They distracted the buffaloes and he managed to escape from the top of the marker post.’
The young male lion runs from the herd as they begin to back away from the three predators