- The video begins with a lion standing successfully above a kill. It appears to be a large adult water buffalo.
- Mistakenly choosing to bring the prey down in the water exposes the lion to a crocodile.
- The lion engages in a struggle with the crocodile as it tries to drag the carcass away.
Do these two predators often meet?
Are lions afraid of crocodiles?
How Large Do Lions Get in the Wild?
Male lions can reach lengths of about 9 to 10 feet and weigh up to 500 pounds. Conversely, females typically grow to 7 to 8 feet in length and weigh between 270 and 350 pounds. In their natural habitat, African Lions have an average lifespan of 15 to 18 years, while under human care, they can live between 25 to 30 years.
While lions can grow to be a staggering size, Tigers hold the title of being the world’s largest wild cat!
Is It Normal Behavior for Lions to Attack Crocodiles?
Lions occasionally kill crocodiles and leave their bodies behind to assert dominance. If the conflict arises from the lion’s attempt to steal the croc’s food, the crocodile might avoid their aggression. Yet, if the crocodile fiercely defends the carcass, the lions may choose to kill it.
As a pack, they hunt larger prey to increase their chances of success. However, when it comes to a small crocodile, they can handle it alone. Additionally, it’s normal for them to hunt smaller prey in between larger kills.
Watch the action in the video below!
Watch these two fierce predators scuffle over a fresh kill. Check out this interesting video and tell us what you think! Are these incredible animals sharing the meal or fighting over it? I suppose it all depends on your perspective.
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