See What Happens When the King of the Jungle Gets Annoyed with a Group of Hyenas

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Published: December 5, 2023

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Sharing is caring unless you live in the wild; then, it’s every animal for himself. Regarding the possibility of starving or feeding oneself, it’s obvious that sharing is not a common practice in the wild. Let’s see what happens in the video above when a group of hyenas expected this lion to share. 

Hyena and Lion Sighting in Africa

The YouTube video posted at the top of this blog post has already received more than 100,000 views since being posted only a few weeks ago. The Maasai Sightings YouTube page posted this video. They offered their remarks for the safari tour that sighted this incident below.

“Sirikoi was a majestic lion with tactical and amazing hunting skills that enabled him to take down big prey like giraffes and buffaloes alone. Notably, he had a distinctive dark mane, a strong indicator of a lion’s health, vigor, strength, and testosterone levels.”

Lion Chases Hyena Group Away

At the start of the video, shown at the top, we are taken to Nairobi. This is the capital of Kenya. A safari tour traveling through stopped their vehicle as they caught sight of a lion in this tall grass. 

What we can’t see at the beginning is that there is a large kill in the grass that looks like it might be a buffalo. This lion is feasting and guarding his kill. Suddenly, a pack of hyenas emerge from the woods to see what this fresh kill is all about. 

Without hesitation, the lion leaps up and charges straight at the hyenas. He doesn’t care how many hyenas are present and what they want. All he wants is for them to leave. They run away scared as little newborn kittens. 

How Loud is a Lions Roar?

In addition to the strength, speed, and respect the lion has gained in the animal kingdom, they are also feared for their mighty roar. The Cleveland Zoological Society states that a lion’s roar is so powerful it can be heard from five miles away. A lion’s roar is approximately 114 decibels

Not only is this a serious threat they are sending to their enemies, but it’s also a frightening experience. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Their bark is worse than their bite?” Well, this can be true of the lion. Their roar is so intense that it can often scare animals and even humans away before they need to get physical. And as we can see from the video posted at the top, this roar is all it took. 


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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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