WATCH: Lion upstages lioness in crazy hunting moment caught on camera


Cape Town - Footage showing an enormous black-maned lion taking down a young wildebeest amid a group of onlookers, proves why this magnificent creature is crowned the 'King of the Jungle'.

At first, a lioness is spotted haphazardly trying to take down a wildebeest running past. When she fails to take down the prey, she crouches next to the passing wildebeest, awaiting a next opportunity to kill...

But before the lioness pounces again, the King of the Jungle comes speeding past, latching onto a young antelope with brute force.

By the looks of the lions' condition, and the way the male lion killed the wildebeest - almost playfully - it is clear that they are already quite satisfied amid the many prey.

You can watch the video here: Lion upstages lioness in crazy hunting moment caught on camera

The location where the video was shot is not disclosed. But judging by the wildebeest and green surroundings, it is likely to have been along the Great Migration track through the Serengeti.

ALSO SEE: The Great Wildebeest Migration 101

What is striking about the footage - apart from the kill - is the amount of tourists and safari vehicles parked around the animals. 

Whenever the lions make a move, the safari vehicles are seen drawing in closer around them, trying to get the passengers a better view.



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