Animals Video

By Ellie Duncombe


THIS is the incredible moment a buffalo manages to escape quite literally from the jaws of death after outrunning a pack of lions.

The footage was captured by Paul Charnley, 46, who was on safari with his friend Derrick Robb when the chase began.

The clip was shot in Kruger National Park, South Africa, at the beginning of this year.

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It begins with the buffalo wandering near a water hole. Within seconds a pack of lions are attacking the animal.

But the buffalo manages to outrun the lions and eventually escapes.

Shop manager Paul said: “Initially it was just awesome to see lion, then with the buffalo approaching the excitement began to grow, and when it happened I just could not believe it.

“I have been going to the park for 30 years and have never seeing anything like that. It was unbelievable.

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“We had initially spotted eland at the one section of the watering hole. While we were watching them, Derrick spotted lion at the other section of the watering hole.

“There were 14 lions relaxing on a hill. When the buffalo started moving to the watering hole you could see three of the lionesses getting ready for action.

“Then the one Buffalo got to close and all hell broke loose.

“It was a once in a lifetime sighting.”