Above: The lioness paying close attention to the baby elephant
Above: The baby elephant spots the lioness and begins to run away
Step by step, the lioness approached the baby elephant very slowly. Within 5 seconds the lioness was right on top of the baby elephant. Using the most common way a lioness knows to kill, she went directly for the elephant's throat, gripping it tightly to suffocate the elephant.
Above: The lioness tightly grips the baby elephant's throat
The elephant was screaming non-stop and after a few minutes, we could see its trunk moving. It was still alive. From the moment the lioness jumped on it, we saw another six lions approach from all angles, but none of them touched the elephant until she finished the job. After that, all the other lions joined the feast.
Above: Another lioness approaches the scene
Above: The other lions join the feastIt was such a sad situation, but there was nothing we could do, except watch. This is nature. This is Africa.
Article by Luiz Carlos