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Watch: Buffalo Saves Buffalo From Lion

Buffalo Headbutts Buffalo to Save It
(Masaai Sightings)

A recent video from the Masai Mara, captured via Okavango camps, shows a buffalo headbutting a fellow buffalo to save it from a male lion’s clutches.

Read to the end to watch the video!

Buffalo Herd Dynamics

buffalo herd
A buffalo herd. safaritravelplus, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Buffaloes have strong herd mentality, which is essential considering for their survival against lions. Lions can feed many members of their pride with a single buffalo – so it makes sense that they will seize any opportunity they can to take on down.

When faced against predators, buffaloes utilize their unity to create confusion and protect one other. In the incredible footage, a buffalo courageously intervenes to save a fellow herd member from a lion attack.

Buffalo’s Tactics in the Footage

The action of headbutting, while appearing aggressive, is a strategic move to make. It’s a method of creating a distraction and an opportunity for the targeted buffalo to escape.

Conservation Insights

Such videos are not only captivating but also serve an educational purpose. They provide insights into the behavior of wildlife, which is essential for conservation efforts. This is why we cover topics like this one – to no only educate and entertain you, but to spread awareness about the magnificent creatures we share Earth with.

Explore our archive on conservation here!


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