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Young Lions’ First Hunt Captured in Emotional Footage

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

At the Maasai Mara Kenya, the savanna became a classroom for a pride of young lions’ first hunt. Beneath the searing East African sun, five boisterous lion cubs experienced their first successful hunt. Their prey? A young Thomson gazelle, its eyes wide with desperation as it fled across the golden grass.

This article narrates the footage of the young lions’ first hunt shared on the Sergo Voysergo YouTube channel. 

The Clumsy Chase

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

One of the cubs led the charge, its paws kicked up dust as it chased down the prey. But its youthful enthusiasm was no match for the gazelle’s swiftness.

Parent’s Help

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

The adult lion, sleek and watchful, joined and took over to chase. His experienced gaze tracked the gazelle’s every move, guiding her young one on how to do it.

Sudden Approach 

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

Shortly after the gazelle managed to get away from the adult lion, the cub’s movement turned lethal. With a burst of speed, the cub lunged, using its full power to grab the gazelle.

Prey Secured

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

The prey tumbled and kept running for a while. The cub then grabbed the prey by its neck. Sensing the prey’s capture, the other young lions came to inspect.

Buffet for Cubs

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

The gazelle, pinned and helpless, became the young lion’s next meal. Tiny teeth gnawed at its flanks, ripping at flesh that still quivered with life. It was a chaotic tangle of limbs and fur filled with growls and whimpers.

Safari Guests

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

Visitors who witnessed the incident clicked pictures and filmed the brutal hunting game. Some viewers called the scene horrifying, a tragedy for the “poor baby gazelle.” 

Territorial Instinct

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

Finally, amidst the frenzy, one cub who initiated the chase claimed the limp carcass. It showed a sense of its territorial instinct, grabbed the gazelle, and rushed behind the jeeps. It sought a private corner to savor its hard-won prize. 

Back to Normal 

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

As the cub found its spot among the grasses, clutching its prize, the savanna returned to its sun-drenched serenity.

Successful Lesson

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

The lesson was delivered, and the cub’s hunger satiated. Nature, harsh and beautiful, had once again revealed its unvarnished truth. 

Watch The Video

Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

Thanks for reading this article about the pride of young lions’ first hunt.

Watch the full video HERE.

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Lion cubs hunt Thomson Gazelle. Source: YouTube, Channel: Sergo Voysergo

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