Elephants and lions are part of Africa’s “Big Five.” Both are beautiful, but they can also be dеadly.
The rest of the “Big Five” are the leopard, rhino, and African buffalo. These animals are considered dangеrous and were among the most difficult to hunt. Fortunately, the term now mainly refers to seeing these magnificent animals during a safari, and not shooting them.
In this video, we’ll see how an elephant and lioness interact with each other when they see each other by surprise.
While many people think of elephants as slow and lethargic animals, they are actually among the most dangеrous animals in Africa. And this lioness knows it.
Most people might expect the elephant to shy away from the lioness, but it’s actually the other way around.
At first, we can see the lioness relaxing and lying down by the drinking well. Then an elephant begins approaching it. The elephant seems oblivious to the lioness lying down behind it.
As the elephant comes nearer, the lioness spots her and begins to stand up while carefully watching the elephant come nearer.
The elephant at first minds its own business. We can’t tell if the elephant can see the lioness, but the lioness is frozen, clearly watching the elephant.
The larger animal uses its trunk to get water from the well.
The elephant takes its time drinking a few gulps of water, while the lioness observes it drinking.
After a while, the elephant finally notices her, gets surprised, and uses its large trunk to spray water toward the lioness to scare her.
The lioness scampers away immediately and away from the attaсking elephant. More than that, the elephant runs after the lioness while trumpeting to drive her away completely.
The video has more than five million views, as people are amazed at how the lioness and elephant interacted.
One commented, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better example of just how expressive an elephant can be its trunk.”
Another said,”It’s funny how it’s all a big misunderstanding that they can never explain to each other. For the elephant, it’s “Hey, I came for some water, what are you doing here!” and for the lioness it’s, “Hey, I’m trying to sleep, what are you doing here!”
It’s no wonder the video has been viewed millions of times. The dynamic seen between the two animals is a rare glimpse of how animals interact with each other in the wild. Some netizens pointed out that both look likе adolescents, which may explain how they reacted toward each other.