A young elephant somehow was separated from his herd when a 14 member pride of female lions descended on the helpless animal at Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp in Zambia. Clearly outnumbered, the elephant managed to bravely fend off the attack despite having three lioness on his back at one point!
This event was captured by journalist Jesse Nash, artist and professor at CW Post College in New York, Dan Christoffel, UK naturalist, Steve Baker, and Australian TV personality, Nina Krakowski. At sunset, suddenly they stumbled upon this extraordinary sight and battle for survival. But this little guy beat the odds, fought back and got away.
“In the many years I have been a safari guide in Zambia at South Luangwa, never have I seen anything like this,” said Innocent, one of the top safari guides that works with Norman Carr Safaris. “We were all so worried the elephant would be killed right before us. What a fighter. It fought off all 14 lions. Incredible.”
We’ve named the little fella Hercules.