Water buffalo defending herd-mate by flipping lion into the air

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The video below shows the extraordinary moment a buffalo uses its horns to save a friend from certain dearth by launching its predator into the air!
The incredible footage was recorded at the Kruger National Park, South Africa by a 52-year-old man who was visiting the park with a tour group. The man managed to capture a lion being flipped five meters into the air by a buffalo who was determined to save his friend.

You see, the buffalo engaged in a daring rescue mission after the lion attacked a member of his herd. The lion had already sunk its teeth into the poor buffalo after having had silently been stalking the buffalo for about 45 minutes.

Those who were a part of the tour watched the horrifying scene without being able to do anything to save the poor buffalo. But when it seemed like the buffalo was living its last minutes, one of its mates stepped in. Because the lion was so focused on bringing it prey down, he actually let itself open to a surprise attack.

The most amazing part is that all of the animals walked away from the encounter with no major injuries. With one exception perhaps: the lion’s bruised ego.