Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Heroic Battle - Elephant Wins Vs 14 Lions - Chinzombo, Norman Carr Safaris

The incredible story of Hercules the Young Bull Elephant Vs Fourteen Lion as relayed from Mindy Roberts at Norman Carr Safaris, South Luangwa, Zambia:

Last week I promised to share the amazing footage of Hercules the Young Bull Elephant Vs Fourteen Lion!!

Some of the photos, captured by multi repeat guest, Steve Baker, are shown below. He was in the right place at the right time. Watch the full video below, NCS - Elephant Vs Lion:

A young elephant somehow was separated from his herd when a 14 member pride of female lions descended on the helpless animal near Norman Carr Safaris' Chinzombo Camp in Zambia. Clearly outnumbered, the elephant managed to bravely fend off the attack despite having three lioness on his back at one point!

This event was captured on video by guests on a game drive from Chinzombo including Journalist Jesse Nash, Artist Dan Christoffel, Steve Baker, and Australian Journalist Nina Krakowski.  At sunset, suddenly they stumbled upon this extraordinary sight and battle for survival. But this little guy beat the odds, fought back and got away unscathed.

"In the many years I have been a safari guide in Zambia at the South Luangwa, never have I seen anything like this," said Innocent, one of our top guides. "We were all so worried the elephant would be killed right before us. What a fighter. It fought off all 14 lions. Incredible."

Hercules lives up to his name, despite the overwhelming odds....I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

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