Hyenas and lions have a long history of conflict together in the wild. Hyenas and lions frequently engage in violent conflicts that are well-documented. It is visible all over Africa anytime the two species coexist. Although they are both ferocious ʜᴜɴᴛers, lions and hyenas would compete over the remnants of deceased prey and readily seize ᴋɪʟʟs from one another.
When this amazing sighting occurred, Louis Le Roux was on vacation at Gharagab in the Kgalagadi National Park. Gharagab Wilderness Camp is a tiny and incredibly remote self-catering camp in the far north of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, ᴄʟᴏsᴇ to Union’s End. It is positioned on top of a dune over a waterhole that is well-lit, seemingly in the middle of nowhere.
Louis starts the video by capturing a pride of lions ʜᴜɴᴛing in the savannah. He’s quietly whispering, trying to blend in, and you can hear him. A lioness notices a hyena on their ʜᴜɴᴛing grounds and stops her pace as birds chirp in the background. The hyena is almost racing over to the lionesses when he suddenly spots them! He doesn’t waste any time turning around to flee the sᴄᴇɴᴇ. The lions are pursuing the hyena as he flees in the same instant.
They all continue running even though one of the lions briefly approaches near enough to paw at the intruder’s leg. Five nimble cats are at one point shooing the hyena out of their territory. Eventually, all the cats halt down and let the hyena depart unharmed.
Let’s watch this chase in the video below:
Source: Latest Sightings