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Lionesses hunt down and kill lone wildebeest in South Africa

Stalked, chased across the Savannah, and finally brought down in a riverbed, this lone wildebeest had no chance against a snarling pack of hungry lionesses.

The isolated animal was cornered in Kruger National Park on South Africa’s northeastern border with Mozambique and its last moments captured on film by a wildlife photographer.

After somehow becoming separated form its herd, the wildebeest was seen bolting across the dusty riverbank pursued by one of the predators in a desperate bid for survival.

Stalked, chased across the Savannah, and finally brought down in a riverbed, this lone wildebeest had no chance against a snarling pack of hungry lionesses

After somehow becoming separated form its herd, the wildebeest was seen bolting across the dusty riverbank pursued by one of the predators in a desperate bid for survival

After somehow becoming separated form its herd, the wildebeest was seen bolting across the dusty riverbank pursued by one of the predators in a desperate bid for survival

The isolated animal was cornered in Kruger National Park on South Africa's northeastern border with Mozambique and its last moments captured on film by a wildlife photographer

The isolated animal was cornered in Kruger National Park on South Africa’s northeastern border with Mozambique and its last moments captured on film by a wildlife photographer

The wildebeest fled across a river but was intercepted on the other side by the pack of lionesses

The wildebeest fled across a river but was intercepted on the other side by the pack of lionesses

The lionesses converged from all angles and eventually cornered it just next to the river as they moved in for the kill

The lionesses converged from all angles and eventually cornered it just next to the river as they moved in for the kill

The lionesses were seen clawing at the wildebeest's rump and legs in an attempt to drag it down

The lionesses were seen clawing at the wildebeest’s rump and legs in an attempt to drag it down

The lionesses converged from all angles and eventually cornered it just next to the river, clawing at its rump and legs in an attempt to drag it down.

Their prey somehow escaped from their clutches and tried to lose them by wading into the river, but its reprieve was short-lived as the tireless lionesses followed.

Slowed by the water covering its legs the wildebeest was surrounded and multiple lionesses clambered onto its back trying to drag it into the water. 

Seconds later they were sinking their teeth into the herbivore’s back and forcing it down below the waterline to complete the kill.

The final photo showed the downed beast being feasted upon by the four victorious big cats.

Their prey somehow escaped from their clutches and tried to lose them by wading into the river

Their prey somehow escaped from their clutches and tried to lose them by wading into the river

But its reprieve was short-lived as the tireless lionesses followed and soon caught up to it in a fresh attempt at a kill

But its reprieve was short-lived as the tireless lionesses followed and soon caught up to it in a fresh attempt at a kill

Slowed by the water covering its legs the wildebeest was surrounded and its grisly fate was sealed

Slowed by the water covering its legs the wildebeest was surrounded and its grisly fate was sealed

Multiple lionesses clambered onto its back trying to drag it into the water as the doomed animal tried to run away

Multiple lionesses clambered onto its back trying to drag it into the water as the doomed animal tried to run away

Seconds later they were sinking their teeth into the herbivore's back and forcing it down below the waterline to complete the kill

Seconds later they were sinking their teeth into the herbivore’s back and forcing it down below the waterline to complete the kill

The final photo showed the downed beast being feasted upon by the four victorious big cats

The final photo showed the downed beast being feasted upon by the four victorious big cats



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