Giraffe Mother’s Desperate Fight To Save The One-Day-Old Calf From Hungry Lion

Giraffe Mother’s Desperate Fight To Save The One-Day-Old Calf From Hungry Lion

These soul-stirring images show the difficulty of survival in the wild as a Giraffe mother is seen desperately trying to save her baby from a lion.

Life in the wild is challenging every day- several cases have been noticed where wild animals often engage in battles for food and resources. Fierce predators seek their prey, while other animals strive every moment to defend themselves against predators. A similar case was witnessed by Ramachandiran Govindraj, a wildlife photographer from India, who captured the sight of a giraffe mother’s desperate fight to save the one-day-old calf from a hungry lion.

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Giraffe Mother’s Desperate Fight To Save The One-Day-Old Calf From Hungry Lion

Ramachandiran was visiting the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, Africa when he witnessed the incident. He explained the whole scenario and said that he was noticing a giraffe from a distance, standing and looking down. To look further, he went near and was taken aback by the sight of a hyena trying to attack the baby giraffe. After frequent attempts of preying on the baby, the hyena gave up and went back into the dense vegetation. Mother giraffe took a sigh of relief, but she was unaware of the threat that was hiding in the bushes. 

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Giraffe Mother’s Desperate Fight To Save The One-Day-Old Calf From Hungry Lion

As she moved further with her baby, suddenly a lioness attacked the baby. No one could imagine the lioness there as she was hiding in the tall grass and waiting for her next cunning move. The mother was helpless even though it happened under her strong legs. But she didn’t give up and tried her best to defend the baby. Despite her valiant efforts, she couldn’t withstand the hungry and ferocious lioness for long, and eventually, she snatched her prey. Now the mother Giraffe could do nothing but see the lioness feasting on her baby. 

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Giraffe Mother’s Desperate Fight To Save The One-Day-Old Calf From Hungry Lion

Amidst the battle of hunger and motherhood, the lioness had won, leaving the mother Giraffe in deep sorrow. This is how life goes on in the wild.

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