Another example proving that toddlers should not stray too far from their elders, especially in the wild when there are many predators around.
Photographer James Gifford took impressive photographs of a lionesses' hunt gone wrong in Chobe National Park, Botswana.
A hungry lioness saw a baby lion lagging behind its herd and decided to chase it.
She attacked the fleeing calf, but she didn't have the strength to deal with her prey alone – backup was still on the way.
By the time the second lioness appeared, the calf had already made it to the herd and was safe.
"The pride wouldn't have any chance against the herd, so they waited until the adults had already passed before a couple of the lionesses seized their opportunity to attack a youngster which was on its own, straggling some distance behind the others," James recalls.
But that didn't help either: as soon as the adult elephants saw the elephant calf being chased by predators, they started to move towards it.
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The lionesses stopped stalking 65 feet before the herd, realizing they could be seriously injured if they got any closer.
This time elephants won 1:0!
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Source: Daily Mail
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