Watch Two Sneaky Lions Quietly Sneak Up and Challenge a Rival Male
Lions are known for their ability to be incredibly stealthy when they are hunting. They are able to get so close to their prey before the prey is even alerted to their presence. However, we see in this video these lions aren’t using their stealth mode for prey but rather for another lion. Don’t miss it out below!
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Lions Sighting in Kruger National Park
The next YouTube video posted at the top of this blog post takes us to the Kruger National Park in Africa. This video was shared by the Lateset Sightings YouTube page. This channel received this video from 24-year-old field guide Peter Forsyth. They share their thoughts about what happened in the video below.
“Peter and his group observed the lion for about 20 minutes until things changed. The two dominant males of the area suddenly appeared. However, it was their approach that was so unique as they silently stalked and approached the lion without him even sensing their presence.
What sets this encounter apart is how quietly the dominant males approached. In a world where staying silent and using strategy is crucial, these two lions stealthily stalked the intruder. Surprisingly, despite being in the open, the lone lion didn’t sense their presence until they were almost on top of him.”
Lions Sneaking Up
At the start of this video posted above, we see a lone male lion that has made the middle of this road his napping place. Peter commented, “We were tracking lions based on audio cues when we came across a lone lion. To our surprise, it wasn’t one of the dominant coalition males ruling the area. We knew that the roars of this solitary lion would inevitably attract trouble.”
Suddenly, we see off in the distance two dominant male lions ever so slowly approaching this solitary lion. Finally, at 2:28, we see the males clash in an epic brawl that lasted a mere 10 seconds. At one point, we actually see fur fly off one of the lions.
How Long are Lions Claws?
When we look at the lion as a whole, it’s incredibly easy to be impressed with these felines. Males weighing up to 550 pounds and reaching up to eight feet in length have the ability to fight like none other in the wild. In addition to their ferocious bite, they have claws that are perfect for fighting and killing.
According to the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust, a lion’s claws can grow to be as long as 38 millimeters (1.5 inches in length.) These claws can retract, which makes them a powerful animal in the midst of a fight, as we can see from the video at the top.