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Re: Harris' Hawks and Cheetahs
Lions will occasionally attack Cape buffalo if they are desperate enough,
and sometimes get killed in the process, but buffalo don't constitute their
main prey species. We could be seeing extremes of behaviour fossilised
here, rather than the norm.
Not exactly. Some lion prides actually specialise in hunting these dangerous
bovines, with a remarkable degree of success. What amazes me is that no 2
prides are alike. A particular pride may hunt baboons, while another may not
even bother with the primates. Lions are extremely versatile hunters,
preying on whatever large & medium prey available, whether it is wildebeest,
zebra, buffalo, warthog, impala, oryx, waterbuck, topi, hartebeest, sable,
gazelle, kob, lechwe, baboon, giraffe, even elephant & hippo.
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