Nearly every week these lions are seen on the plains in front of Zungulila Bushcamp with their cubs.
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
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When an unwanted 12 ft. Nile croc showed up for breakfast, interrupting a pride of two female lions and their five cubs, even the impala (African antelope) wouldn't move over at the table.
Instead, "the angry lionesses took on the surprise guest while the cubs scattered, until the giant croc jaws clamped shut and he scuttled away," said Oli Dreike, 34, bushcamp manager at Zungulila Bushcamp who caught it all on video. "It was incredibly dramatic, the video speaks for itself. The entire encounter happened not 10 meters from me, in front of tent two, across a small stream."
Zungulila is one of six luxury bushcamps run by The Bushcamp Company in South Luangwa Valley, Zambia, the most famous being the award winning Mfuwe Lodge and its resident herd of elephants.
Nearly every week these lions are seen on the plains in front of Zungulila Bushcamp with their cubs. Guests have often witnessed them making kills; they caught this impala especially close to camp. Known as 'the Kapamba pride,' the two females and five cubs are well studied by Bushcamp Company guides and the local researchers of the Zambia Carnivore Program. A radio collar was placed on the cubs' father, named ‘Scarface’ after a scar from a crocodile attack. The hungry mothers were having none of that on this day from the audacious croc.
The astonishing video and Dreike's blog of the lion and crocodile fight is the most viewed post on Safarious.com and can also be found below.
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