We have always believed that lions are undoubtedly the kings of the animal world. But how do they cope when confronted by a hungry pack of twenty hyenas?
In this amazing footage from the BBC series Dynasties, we meet a young male lion that has decided to explore the boundaries of his pride’s territory.
“As they mature, young males begin to explore the boundaries of the pride’s territory,” explains the narrator.
Unfortunately for him he has wandered straight into the middle of a hyena clan.
There is about 20 of them and they soon have him trapped and begin to wear him down, it’s impossible for him to fight them all at once and he begins to tire.
But help is at hand because the commotion has been heard by another pride member, as soon as the other lion appears the hyenas realize that the odds are now against them and they soon disperse.
Even for twenty hyenas, a pair of male lions is too much to take on.
This young lion was lucky his brother arrived when he did and the hyenas wander off.
We are then privileged to share a lovely moment as the lion shows his gratitude and love.
Watch the video: