Watch This Trio of Teenage Male Lions Chase Off a Huge Intruder Male Lion

Written by Hannah Crawford
Updated: October 19, 2023
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A lot of animals will go to great lengths to stick with each other. They learn to live, fight, and eat together. And when an animal or person enters their territory and threatens that livelihood, animals of the same group will band together to get rid of that threat. 

Lion Sightings in Kruger National Park

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Male lions weigh between 330 to 570 pounds when fully grown, but some individuals exceed 600 pounds!


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The next YouTube video takes us to the Kruger National Park, which is located in Kenya, Africa. This video was posted by The Mapogo Lions YouTube page. This channel is dedicated to providing videos on “six Mapogo lions and their dominations of the Sabi Sand landscape.” The lion groups they follow are the following. 

  1. The Mapogo Lions Group
  2. Mapogo’s Fathers and Family
  3. Mr. T /MoHawk Mapogo Lion
  4. Mr. T/SaTan Mapogo Lion
  5. Makhulu Mapogo Lion_King

This video shows the Vurhami Pride. According to the Latest Sightings safari, “The pride resides in the southern region of Kruger National Park. Adjacent to a section of the Crocodile River, and visitors can frequently observe them on the notorious S28 dirt road. What makes this pride unique is their strange tendency to climb trees and spend the hottest parts of the day in them.” 

Vicious Chase

The video starts with us seeing a giant adult male lion that is walking through the open plains of Africa. This safari group has stopped to catch this amazing footage of this beautiful feline. Approximately two seconds into the video, we see three young male teenage lions that have spotted this intruder. 

They pick up the pace and start to chase this adult male lion. We hear the great sounds of their roars. At seven seconds, we see the male lion turn and try to face the three young males for a fight. However, he quickly realizes that he isn’t smart. He turns around, and they take off at a high speed of rate and chase him out. 

How Fast Can Lions Run?

Lions (Panthera leo) of the genus Panthera are beasts that can weigh up to 550 pounds and reach eight feet in length.  

According to the Leo Zoo, “A lion can reach speeds of up to 50 mph (80 kph) when running, making it one of the fastest land animals in Africa.” 

This is just one of about a dozen reasons why the lion is called the king of the jungle. 

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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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