Watch a Lioness Sacrifice Herself to Save Her Cub from Hungry Hyenas

In the tree, a lioness and her cubs were enjoying their meal when a pack of hungry hyenas arrived. The hyenas surrounded the tree in hopes of getting some leftovers. Suddenly, one of the cubs jumped down from the tree, an apparent attempt to escape the scene. However, it was instantly surrounded by the hyenas and their snapping jaws.

“The cub was terrified; it froze,” Benji Solms, a guide at Serondella Game Lodge in Kruger National Park in South Africa, told LatestSightings.com. “The howling sounds of the hyenas, combined with their terrifying sight, made him tremble in his fur. He realized that he had made a grave mistake!”

The mother lion recognized the danger and quickly dropped the impala carcass from the tree and jumped to the ground to confront the hyenas. She gave them a fierce stare that made them turn their attention away from the helpless cub and towards the meat in front of them.

“She stood firm and gave them a stare of death,” Solms said. “It worked, and they scurried off to feed on the carcass.”

Thanks to her quick thinking and bravery, the cub was safe. The story originally appeared on For The Win.

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