The Lioness Hunter

Some are surprised to find out that it’s generally lionesses, rather than male lions, that do most of the hunting. Male lions’ main responsibility is defending the pride’s territory.  At night, lionesses will often stalk their prey in groups of two or three for better chances of a kill.

Male lions usually eat the fresh kill first, lionesses afterwards and the cubs eat what’s left over.

In the Serengeti bush, wildebeests are one of the more common preys of lions on the hunt. Watch this enthralling video taken by one of our safari guests that captures two lions taking down a pair of wildebeests in Lake Ndutu.

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