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Posted by Derren Brown February 20, 2009 at 11:12 am


It’s had a lot of hits, so you may know it already, but this is remarkable wildlife footage.


February 20, 2009 at 11:33 am
zoe says:

Wow it werent that buffaloes day.


LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

February 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

Wow…. This is really great. Gonna show it to my vegetarian-gonna-save-all-animals friends now!

February 20, 2009 at 11:50 am
Nicki says:


February 20, 2009 at 12:08 pm
Berber Anna says:

I saw that on a National Geographic documentary. I think what’s funny is that in the end, the calf manages to get away, despite being attacked by two of the most dangerous predatory species.
I must say, I felt sorry for the lions, though. All that effort to get your meal back from the croc, and then you get chased off by a buffalo… that’s got to be a pretty bad day.

February 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm
Ken says:

Said it before, I’ll say it again. nature is wonderful, beautiful, amazing and totally cruel!

February 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm
Jenny says:

Yes, I’ve seen this before. It is thrilling real life action when the crocky joins the party! Buffalos are fierce creatures! And what a triumphant ending! Good for the grass-eaters – scaring away the evil predators.

I’ve seen the Bull-run in Pamplona, Spain. How the bulls bulldoze everybody running. I’d never do anything like that! Don’t mess with bulls!

February 20, 2009 at 1:53 pm
Donna says:

Oh yeh, I’ve seen this.. its extraordinary

I was so relieved when I saw the enitre group return to save their young.. I was even more amazed to see how that the young buffalo actually survived the horiffic attack and still managed to get away in the end, uninjured! wow!
Incredible stuff

February 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm
Kirsty says:

At first I thought, well they’re good parents to run off and leave it to be eaten, but then all was resolved. I like happy endings.

February 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm
Berber Anna says:

The happiness of the ending is all a matter of perspective, though. I’m kind of torn between ‘go, calf!’ and ‘aww, poor lions…’. I mean, they were hungry and in need of a meal, then they go and expend MORE energy on capturing the calf, and then they get chased and headbutted for their trouble. Also, the croc — found a free meal, then lost it again in a matter of minutes.

I think it’s a pretty amazing show of survival of the fittest. In this case, the calf, and its herd, were clearly the fittest, so they came out on top. But any ending would have been happy for SOMEONE, is my point.

February 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Tash says:

loved it! Great chance to be a non-vegetarian for 9 mins – i better not show my animal rites veggie preaching fiancee and sis – i’ll get told off for watching it. Lions are so cute i wish i cuddle them – lol – maybe not. But really on the edge of the seat and i loved the splash in the water. 2 posts from derren in one day, v.exciting! can’t wait for the nxt one. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

February 20, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Tom says:

Unrelated point: I just did a driving test and on the way back I started saying things like ‘so we’ll turn right JUST PASS ed that building’ etc … didn’t work but was it was worth a try!

February 20, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Mill says:

Yeah. Group power! ๐Ÿ™‚
It would be interesting to know what made those buffalos come back! Doesn’t seem something they would normally do.
But still, probably that calf is going to die anyway. Only very much longer way this time. It got pretty bad wounds from both lions and crocodile. Sad, but very much likely true.

February 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Katherine says:

That’s just ever so slightly more exciting than my last holiday video.

February 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm
Damon says:

Herd mentality… at it’s best

February 20, 2009 at 5:19 pm
Aideen says:

Definately on the side of the calf! Im pretty sure they normally dont get away that lightly!

February 20, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Nopke says:

Wont need to see this one. I’m glad I dont need to eat meat, and that I dont need to kill for it.

February 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm
Mikey.w says:

I think I saw this on top 100 internet film clips or something and was feeling quite nervous watching it until I saw the backlash and how they all react! Definately amazing to watch.

February 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

yes this is great…the many ร‚ยดweakร‚ยด ..scared for the few… untill they realise theyร‚ยดre actually not weak…

really an inspiring clip!

February 20, 2009 at 11:47 pm
Berber Anna says:

Mill: On the National Geographic documentary, the expert said that the calf probably lived, as buffalo heal very fast and there seemed to be no damage to its vital organs.

What’s interesting to me is that the charge on the lions seems to be led by the young bull that inadvertently led the group right to the lions in the first place. I wonder if buffalo can feel something akin to guilt?

February 21, 2009 at 12:00 am
Liz says:

Remarkable indeed, though very distressing to watch. The big cats are magnificent, and doing as nature intended, but still……………I had the cursor poised on the pause button.
First I felt for the baby, then I winced for the “gored” lioness, eek – emotional overload. Couldn’t be a wildlife camera man I’m afraid – if I’d had a gun in that moment I’d be using it (to scare the lions away that is) how bad would that be? ๐Ÿ™

February 21, 2009 at 1:06 am
Sadun Kal says:

I also recommend watching this footage:

Leopard and the Baboon—saved-baby-baboon.html

And I just saw this, it’s not as interesting but ridiculous still:

February 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I heard that you’ve had that calf stuffed and on put display in your den. ๐Ÿ˜‰

February 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm
Sarah says:

I love this video so much. When the first buffalo charges out at that lion I always find myself thinking “HAHA TAKE THAT”.
They should put some kind of feel good rock music in the background at the part.
“Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a buffalo and his will to survive”

February 23, 2009 at 4:55 am
Aaris says:

iv’e saw this before its so freakin hillarious.

February 25, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Jenny I agree with you on not messing with the bulls of Pamplona Spain…..but infact what is a basic requirement is to have a healthy respect of these beautiful wild animals being introduced to human beings for the very first time!

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February 26, 2009 at 2:45 am
JH says:

I hesitated watching this as, although I love nature, I hate what goes with it when animals kill each other for food (yes, I know it’s what they have to do but it’s something I cannot watch) but I did eventually watch the video and did enjoyed it! Maybe the lions wanted some buffalo wings ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol Thanks for the link Derren.