Wildlife documentaries are powerful and show that absolutely anything can happen in the animal kingdom.
Footage from a BBC Earth documentary series called Dynasties shows a young male lion being surrounded by a pack of over 20 blood-thirsty hyenas.
Red, the young lion, is fit and healthy and can take on a lot of the pack, but twenty is a lot and things start to not look so good.
They bite and paw at him in an attempt to wear him down while he roars at them in an attempt to fend them off.
“As they mature, young males begin to explore the boundaries of the pride’s territory.” – the narrator explains
“Red has ventured out alone. And blundered straight into the middle of the hyena town.”
“He’s trapped. By over 20 of them.”
“The pack tries to wear him down. this number of hyenas could kill him.”
“It’s impossible to fight them all at once. He can’t keep them at bay for much longer. He is tiring fast.”
Watch the video of the thrilling fight to see what happens next:
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