Remember the scene from the Lion King where Simba is cornered by hyenas , where Mufasa appears out of nowhere and comes to the rescue?
This sighting almost feels exactly the same!
Amber Soames was near Satara, in the Kruger National Park, last month when she filmed this action-packed sighting.
Amber told LatestSightings.com: “After stopping for coffee at Tshokwane picnic site, we heard from a man passing that there were lions on a wildebeest kill, just 5kms away. So we decided to head straight there."
"I found the right spot just on the bend of the road where I could look down at the lion on the kill. When I first got there, there were only a few hyenas, but after about 10 minutes, the lion was completely surrounded by them. I could see cars further up the road, which I assumed were looking at the rest of the pride" .
"I watched a hyena running around with the Wildebeest’s leg and then noticed that the other Hyenas were also interested. Not long after fighting for the leg, the hyenas made a beeline for the lion and made all sorts of noise indicating that they were up for a challenge. This was when I knew something awesome was going to go down".
"One by one they went for the lion, biting his rear and trying their best to snatch the kill but the lion was not having it and gave a good fight. Soon after this started I noticed that the rest of the pride, a few 100 meters away, heard his moans and came running to help. This was when the females charged at the hyenas".
The sighting ended with the hyenas running for the hills, the lions regrouped and fell asleep in the riverbed.
Watch the video here: