WATCH: Ugliest battle between wildebeest mom, calf and leopard is rather disturbing

Wildebeest

Cape Town - A mother wildebeest at first glance first attempts to save a calf from a leopard's clutches, only to gouge the calf with its own horns - over and over again. 

Latest sightings shared the rather disturbing footage filmed by a 12-year-old boy, along the H1-3 near Satara in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. 

 

READ: Decrease in festive season Kruger visitors - SANParks shares December stats

While Kruger is amazing for wildlife sightings and authentic African bushveld experiences, SANParks has just released its festive season visitor numbers for the iconic Kruger National Park, highlighting that Kruger received a total of 3 021 visitors less that last year December.

Overall though while all 19 of SA's National Park saw a collective 6.2% increase in visitors compared to the same time last year. 

During the month of December, 739 972 guests visited South Africa’s 19 National Parks. This is a major increase from the 696 981 people who visited the Parks during the same time last year. 

Do you have a favourite wildlife spot your regularly visit, we'd love to hear from you? Email us atinfo@traveller24.co.za or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram


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