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Giraffe mother fends entire lion pride to save young calf – 08 Jul 14

Giraffe mother fends entire lion pride to save young calf – 08 Jul 14
8th July 2014 Kicheche Camps

Leg it! Giraffe mother uses its long limbs to fend off entire pride of lions and save its young calf

  • Pack of lions try to saunter over to mother and baby in Kenyan safari park
  • But the giraffe fights back, kicking out its legs while infant cowers beneath
  • The lions are repelled by the violent gesture, but regroup to try again
  • After several attempts the lions give up, and mother and baby survive

The encounter was captured by tourists Bill and Barbara Westbrook on their seventh visit to the Kicheche Bush Camp. Read more

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