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Moment Pride Of Lionesses Attack Male In Front Of Shocked Safari Park Visitors

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Moment Pride Of Lionesses Attack Male In Front Of Shocked Safari Park Visitors

This is the frightening moment a gang of lionesses attacked the male of the pride in front of shocked visitors at a British safari park:

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The footage captures the powerful beasts pouncing on the lion and sinking their teeth into his body at West Midlands Safari Park back in 2018.

The drama was captured on camera by amateur photographer Mya Beverstock who had visited the attraction in Bewdley, Worcestershire.

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As she drove around the safari park with her parents at around 11.45am she noticed the group of female of lions surrounding the male before pouncing 'out of the blue'.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

Images taken by Mya show the male roaring in agony as up to nine females sink their razor-sharp teeth into his body leaving him with bloody cuts and bite marks.

Keepers were quick on the scene and had to step in using fire extinguishers to break up the brutal attack.

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Mya, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, said at the time: "I decided to go to the safari park with my mum and dad to take some pictures of the lions.

"We had been sat there for a few minutes when we noticed these two male lions sitting on top a rock growling at something down below.

"We drove around a little bit and I noticed these female lionesses surrounding a male. All of a sudden they just pounced."

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS
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She went on: "They were biting at his back legs and his neck and pinning him to the ground, it looked really vicious and you can see in his eyes he thought he was going to die.

"Within a flash, safari jeeps were there surrounding the lionesses. There were three vehicles, one was honking its horn while another sprayed an extinguisher.

"There could be any number of reasons why they were attacking him. It could be that they thought he was too old to be their leader or it could have been over food.

"He could have tried it on with one of the females, who knows, but they looked angry and pounced as if they are going in for the kill.

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"He had bite marks and cuts on his back legs, he was pretty messed up. It's something you'd be lucky to see in Kenya, yet alone a British safari park.

"You could see car windows going up and almost hear doors locking as it happened, it was just really intense to watch and listen to the roars."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Community, Animals

Rebecca Shepherd
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