A hungry lion cub nearly suffocated to death after he nuzzled his head into a buffalo’s backside and got it stuck there.
In the footage filmed at Kruger National Park in South Africa, the baby thrashes around and attempts to flip himself over, but he can’t break free. He begins to breathe more quickly and deeply than usual.
Eventually, the cub’s movements slow down and he lies still for several moments. He is seemingly unconscious.
Though the rest of the event was not filmed, the other members of the group reportedly managed to save their friend by eating through the buffalo carcass.
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The user said she was relieved that the cub had been freed.
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