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Re: Animal interaction video
Interesting was that the herd came over to assess the situation and seemed
to be standing there, thinking what to do, until two bulls took the lead to
confront the lions--then others joined in.
I suspect the bulls were just taking the opportunity to attack lions while
they were distracted (by both a prey item and a croc), rather than trying to
rescue a herd member. Cape buffalos will attack lions on sight whether or
not they're an immediate threat (they seem to have invented the 'pre-emptive
strike'). I've seen footage of bulls tracking down hidden lion cubs and
stomping several of them to death while their mother was absent. It seems
that rescuing a fellow buffalo might be something a mother would do for her
calf, but otherwise they're not the most altruistic of animals.
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