Uplifting | Animals

Lions Think They've Found An Easy Lunch, But Then Backup Arrives

There's no TV show as thrilling as the natural drama that plays out between wildlife every day. There's life, death, love and danger, sometimes in the space of just a few hours. Predators hunt prey, and unless the prey is smart and crafty enough they wind up being someone else's meal.

That's why this video is so incredible: just when you think you know how this story is going to end, Mother Nature throws in a plot twist that defies all your expectations.

And we promise, it has a happy ending.

The footage was taped at Kruger National Park, a wildlife preserve in South Africa that's become one of the world's premier safari destinations.

More than a million tourists flock to the park each year to see Africa's famous Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffaloes.

Sometimes, their cameras capture the dramatic moment 2 of these species meet face to face, like this pair of lions hunting down a stray buffalo.

The odds are definitely stacked against the water buffalo  in this confrontation, and for a moment it seems like the lions have won, but that's before the buffalo herd arrives for the miraculous rescue.

Nature sure is exciting, but I definitely wouldn't want a closer look at this scary moment.

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