Wildebeest Vigorously Defends Calf

Wildebeest Vigorously Defends Calf

Renowned for their superb hunting skills wild dogs will almost always bring down their pray, although in Serengeti nothing is uncertain. A female and a calf are first separated from the herd. The pack is determined to get at the calf. Unable to outrun the dogs, the two turn and face their attackers. The calf fights to stay close to its mother, the only defense, while she does her best to hold. For a moment it appears the struggle will soon be over.
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Wild dogs are known to easily bring down larger prey and such difficulty with a small animal is unexpected. For nearly half an hour, the unrelenting onslaught continues until finally the exhausted dogs call off the attack. The laws of nature are at times unpredictable. And here on the plains of the Serengeti a mother wildebeest and her week-old calf, almost certainly doomed to die, have now become victorious. And for the wild dogs there may be no food tonight but there is sure to be another hunt tomorrow.
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