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Lion’s Close Encounter With Hippos Goes Wildly Unexpected

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Last Updated: March 16, 2023, 15:49 IST

A video of the epic nail-biting attack on the lion went viral on social media. (credits: YouTube/@Latestsightings)

The lion was stranded on a rock in the middle of a river when the hippopotamus started surrounding him.

The videos giving us glimpses of wildlife keep getting interesting. Prepare yourself to witness the ultimate showdown between a lion and a group of hippopotami. In an incredible YouTube video, a lion is seen stranded on a rock in the middle of a river, but with his fate uncertain. It is not known how the big cat got there in the first place but what happens next will leave you surprised. As the lion looks around, he realizes he’s surrounded by a group of hippos. The tension builds as the hippos get closer and closer, and just when you think things can’t get any more intense, the situation takes an unexpected turn. One of the hippos charges at the lion, forcing him to plummet into the water. But the lion, determined to survive, quickly swims towards the bank. However, his escape is not an easy one. As he approaches the bank, he swims right on top of another hippo hiding under the water.

Viewers were intrigued and amazed, many were left wondering how much of the crazy things in nature are still hidden from the internet. Others were marvelling over the fact that the hippos let the lion go. It was a captivating experience that showcased the true power and unpredictability of nature, leaving viewers in awe of these magnificent animals. “Now, that was a hectic day for that lion. Thanks for your time and effort in putting these videos together so we can see a special scene unfold,” a YouTube user wrote.

Another user wrote, “Nature never ceases to amaze me! It’s fascinating to witness the dynamic interactions between different species, even if it can be intense at times.”

“It’s rare to see lions having a hard time! Our crew filmed lions challenging buffaloes, and believe it or not, the odds were against the lions. In stunning footage of an exciting chase, we see lions’ hunting techniques – and how it’s possible even for these experienced predators to make mistakes. It’s so interesting to see this battle of giants!” read a comment.

Watching ferocious beasts going against each other in the wild often makes people wonder who out of the two would win a battle fair and square. AZ Animals, a webpage for animals encyclopedia, shared that in a hypothetical fight between a solo lion and a hippo, the latter would emerge victorious. Even if the lion had backup, the fight would likely end in a draw. This is due to the hippo’s immense power and its ability to hide in water. Even if a lion manages to attack a hippo, it cannot kill such a large animal without significant assistance. Lions can only kill adult hippos through multiple wounds, which no hippo would allow.

If a lion and a hippo were to face off, the fight would come down to brute strength. The hippo only needs one powerful bite to crush the lion’s limbs or puncture its vital organs, thanks to its huge teeth. Moreover, the hippo’s weight alone could easily crush the lion. While lions are faster than hippos, they would likely choose to avoid confrontation or bring along pride for assistance. Ultimately, the hippo has enough natural advantages to triumph over a lion in a fight.

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