Think YOU’RE having a bad day? This Wildebeest Calf Escapes Crocodiles in a Swim for Its Life, Only to Face a Hungry Lion on the Kenyan Riverbank

Think YOU’RE having a bad day? Wildebeest calf swims for its life chased by crocodiles.. only to be ambushed by a hungry lion after it reached the river bank in Kenya

In a nail-biting chase, the calf made his way across the river with three crocodiles snapping at his heels – only to be ambushed by a waiting lioness once it reached the shore.

The clever creature chose to cross the river in relatively shallow water, meaning it could run over the rocks rather than swim, giving him an advantage over the crocodiles.

Another terrifying race for its life began, with the lion quickly gaining on its helpless prey.

During the Great Migration, which typically occurs at the end of the rainy season from July to late September, thousands of wildebeest and zebras travel from Serengeti in Tanzania towards the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya.

In a nail-biting chase in Kenya, a wildebeest calf made his way across the river with three crocodiles snapping at his heels

Things were looking good for the wildebeest as it approached the shore away from the crocodiles – which are one of the biggest threats animals face during the Great Migration each year

After cleverly crossing through shallow water to gain extra speed, the wildebeest enjoyed a few seconds of triumph as he made it to shore

A waiting lion approached from ahead, forcing the wildebeest into a quick evasive manoeuvre up the bank

This is the shocking moment a wildebeest was ambushed by a lion, moments after escaping from crocodiles on the Mara River along the Kenya-Tanzanian border

The poor wildebeest had to once again run for its life as it was chased by a hungry lion, forcing it to make a tight turn up through the grass

The lion appeared to gain on the young calf, who seemed to have been separated from the rest of the herd

With up to 1.5 million wildebeest travelling each year, the spectacle is considered to be one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Natural World’.


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