There are several animal videos that leave us amazed. Among such clips, a video showing how a giraffe narrowly escaped from 20 lions is going viral on social networks. This incident took place in Xai Xai, Botswana, and was filmed by 28-year-old self-employed entrepreneur David Sher. It was shared on the YouTube channel Latest Sightings.
Footage of lions running behind a giraffe. (YouTube/@Latest Sightings)
Sher told Latest Sightings: “During our drive to Xai Xai Camp, where we were supposed to spend the night, we found ourselves driving along a sandy road along the river. We didn’t have high hopes of spotting anything, but then we ran into a pride of lions — A pleasant surprise!”
He further added: “It was a very peaceful few hours spent observing their routine, from waking up to quenching their thirst and taking a leisurely stroll. But the calm was soon disturbed when they saw a giraffe. The change in their pace was instantaneous. They’ve gone from lazily walking to laser-focused stalking, going into hunting mode!” (Also Read: Lion sneaks up on hyena as it eats its meal. Watch)
The video shows the lions slowly walking towards the giraffe. Meanwhile, the giraffe, unaware of the presence of the lions, enjoys a drink of water. Then, within a second, the lions pick up speed and run towards the giraffe.
After the animal spots a group running towards it, it runs in the opposite direction to save itself.
Watch the video of the giraffe running away from the lions here:
This post was shared on November 7th. Since it was published, it has been viewed more than one lakh times. The share also has several likes and comments.
Here’s what people are saying about this video:
The individual wrote: “Ha! I knew as soon as he started running he was going to leave the lions in the dust.”
Another shared: “That was a good try by those Lions. Nice shot.”
A third commented: “Judging by the dark color and how slow it was moving, this must be a pretty old giraffe. Luckily it managed to escape the lions, and the lions were out of luck because that thing would have fed them all week.”
“I was waiting for one of the lions to sweep a leg,” announced a fourth.
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