Any day in Chobe National Park is like watching a wildlife documentary come to life, but on this day it was simply incredible…
Here was a Lion and Lioness resting and drinking from a river. They were relaxed and enjoying the sunny day.
Then a smallish herd of Elephants appeared. For what ever reason they wanted to drink from the very spot where the Lions were.
The Elephants kept coming closer, trumpeting, flapping their ears and kicking up dust to scare the Lions off. I have to give credit to Lions. They are one brave beast and stood their ground, snarling and not going anywhere!
The Elephants got closer and closer yet the Lions virtually did not budge. This just made the Elephants even more annoyed and they started to really get angry and make small charges towards the Lions. This is when I noticed their were juveniles within the herd. The females did not want these Lions coming anywhere near the young ones.
The Elephants pushed and pushed. Eventually the Lions slinked off into nearby bushes. They didn’t go too far though and just stayed on the edge of the clearing near the river bank with an occasional snarl for the Elephants.
The Elephants had won on this day. They then celebrated with a drink in the river (whilst keeping a very watchful eye on the Lions and protecting the young ones). Africa is one incredible place!