A lion battles with hyenas – Maasai Mara 2019

We were watching as a pride of lions feasted on a buffalo they had killed during the night. After having their fill they gradually wandered off to sleep in the shade. One sub-adult male hung back and tried to protect the kill from a large pack of hyenas. He managed to chase them away a few times. During one of these chases he brought down one of the hyenas and gave it a vicious bite on its rear end. Wildlife action! Finally, the lion tired of his efforts and wandered off to join the rest of the pride. In a flash the hyenas were onto the carcass. Soon it was down to bare bones. Vultures began to circle.
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