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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

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.

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.

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.’

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.’


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