Bold Lions Take A Huge Mouth­ful

Science Illustrated - - CONTENTS - Photo // Michael Co­hen

Lions nor­mally re­frain from at­tack­ing gi­raffes, as a gi­raffe kick can be deadly to them. So, pho­tog­ra­pher Michael Co­hen knows that he is wit­ness­ing an un­usual in­ci­dent when a fully-grown male gi­raffe is gal­lop­ing to­wards him with two lions in full pur­suit. One lion runs in front of the prey to pre­vent the large an­i­mal from widen­ing the gap, and the other one sinks its teeth into the hind leg. The un­ex­pected at­tack makes the gi­raffe lose its bal­ance, and then, the strug­gle is soon over. It's a re­minder that lions are not "lazy", but can be deadly hunters.

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