During a trip to Etosha National Park, in the Republic of Namibia, British tourist David Wederell recorded the fierce battle for survival between a pregnant rhinoceros and a herd of three lions. hungry.
As can be seen in the clip, the rhino was quite unlucky when he went to drink water and take a mud bath in a hole in the desert, then got stuck in the mud.
Bathing in puddles is also one of the characteristics of rhinos. The rhino’s mud bath habit helps them to cover themselves with a layer of mud to nourish their skin, avoiding the sun’s heat and a number of other skin diseases. It will forage at night with mainly young shoots, thorny shrubs, fruits and leaves.
It is known that this is an individual black rhinoceros, an extremely endangered species. Today, there are only about 5,000 young black rhinos left in existence and are commonly seen in Namibia and coastal East Africa.
Just because of the great value of the horn, between 1960 and 1995, more than 95% of the black rhino population was slaughtered by poaching.
Returning to the clip, after seeing the black rhino trapped under the mud pit, 3 sly lions pulled in in the hope of an easy prey meal.
If on a normal day, the lion would not dare to attack an adult black rhino with a height of up to nearly 3 m, can weigh more than 2,000 kg and is equipped with two sharp horns. But seeing that the rhino was at a disadvantage, the hungry lions decided to risk their luck.
Unfortunately for the lions, the black rhino did not understand how it was able to get out of the position stuck in the mud.
At this time, despite being pregnant, the black rhino can still easily attack back 3 lions.
Realizing that there was no longer a chance to eat here, the lions had to quietly leave in anger.
“It’s great that we can capture such realistic and vivid footage of the wildlife world. The joy is even more complete when the mother of the black rhino escaped safely,” he said. Wederell said.