The giraffe who couldn’t cheat dying: Unimaginable video reveals new child animal struggle for its life because it by some means survives lioness mauling… solely to drown after collapsing exhausted in a river
- Footage reveals younger giraffe and mom being relentlessly stalked by a lioness
- The weak pair are left exhausted by the hunt with calf ultimately collapsing
- The lioness grabs apparently lifeless calf away however its mom fights animal off
- Younger giraffe will get again up and heads for water the place it drowns from exhaustion
- Footage captured on safari in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Masai Mara, Kenya
Heartbreaking footage reveals the second a new child giraffe drowns in a river after an exhausting battle for survival towards a hungry lioness.
Whereas nonetheless studying to stroll, the teen is mercilessly hunted down by the predator with its terrified mom unable to guard it.
Within the video, captured within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy of the Masai Mara, Kenya, the mom and calf are seen being pursued for over 6km by the lioness.
After being singled out from the herd, the simply 10-hour-old calf is pressured to stroll endlessly in an try and keep away from being attacked.
However after reaching a dead-end at a river financial institution, the calf’s terrified mom unintentionally pushes her offspring down a slope in her bid to guard it.
Footage reveals a new child giraffe and its mom being mercilessly hunted down by a lioness within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy of the Masai Mara, Kenya
Heartbreaking video reveals the new child giraffe being grabbed by the lioness after it’s unintentionally pushed down a cliff by its mom as she tried to guard it
The calf is nevertheless too weak to climb again up, and ultimately is grabbed by the lioness who then tries to pull it away. With little power left, the giraffe lies helplessly within the animal’s jaws.
Decided to not lose her youngster, the mom fights again and wards off the large cat, permitting the calf to get again up and head for water.
However now out of the predator’s clutches, the giraffe seems too exhausted to hold on. A number of hours later it collapses and drowns.
This sighting was captured by wildlife photographer Don Heyneke who was on safari in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, and by Rustom Framjee from Safarinut Safaris.
Don, 30, stated: ‘A feminine giraffe gave start to a child calf. half-hour after being born, the giraffes are already capable of stroll with solely minimal stumbling and, inside 10 hours, they can run.
‘The calf lay down and at this level stood no probability towards the apex predator who took the chance to seize the calf and carry it in the direction of the water’
Decided to not lose her youngster, the mom fights again and wards off the large cat, permitting the calf to get again up and head for water
‘Sadly for this younger calf, a hungry lioness and hyena confirmed curiosity within the calf proper after it was born.’
‘The lioness and hyena had been trailing the giraffe and her calf, however the hyenas rapidly misplaced curiosity, leaving solely the lioness who was nearly herding the herd for over 6kms (4 miles).
‘The new child calf was knocked over a number of instances by its mom whereas making an attempt to flee the lioness.’
‘After strolling 6kms, the giraffe and her child, who at this level had not even had a sip of milk in its life but, attain a dead-end brought on by a riverbed. The lioness creeps as much as them, considering that is the finale to an already intense sequence.’
‘The mom tried to guard her calf from the lioness and panicked – unintentionally bumping the new-born down a cliff.
‘To everybody’s shock, it stood up however not for very lengthy because the calf ended up discovering security within the river the place it fell asleep from exhaustion,’ stated Don
Now out of the predator’s clutches, the giraffe seems too exhausted to hold on. A number of hours later it collapses and drowns
‘The brand new-born calf was now caught within the riverbed, the mom went exterior the riverbed and tried to coax the younger calf out however it was too weak to climb the financial institution.’
‘The calf lay down and at this level stood no probability towards the apex predator who took the chance to seize the calf and carry it in the direction of the water.’
‘The mom did her greatest to guard her new-born calf and chased the lioness away a number of instances and at this level, we thought the calf was 100% useless.
‘To everybody’s shock, it stood up however not for very lengthy because the calf ended up discovering security within the river the place it fell asleep from exhaustion. The child giraffe, with a struggle for survival like nobody has ever seen earlier than, drowned.’