We came upon a group of zebras meandering along the riverbank. Out of nowhere, a lioness streaked out of the bushes...
Running at full speed, she lunged for a big female zebra (deftly avoiding its powerful kick)!
She hung on for dear life and dragged the zebra to the ground.
Against all odds, the zebra made a valiant attempt to stand up...
But the lioness had the zebra in a death grip, and she tightened her stranglehold on the zebra's neck.
Finally, it was all over. The lioness, panting hard, finally relaxed.
It wasn't long before this mama and her cubs arrived from over a nearby hill, followed closely by 9 other lions. The pride settled down to a nice family dinner.
Notes From Kenya is a blog run by the students in the Holekamp Lab at Michigan State University, College of Natural Science, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.