Survival of the Fittest

Small pride of lions.  Big herd of water buffalo.  Two crocodiles.  And they all want one baby buffalo.  Who wins?

[Via Chris at After School Snack.]

Definitely one of the best, if not the best, amateur nature film I’ve ever seen.

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14 responses to “Survival of the Fittest

  1. Angelos

    Fantastic!

    And is it me, or did one of those guys sound like Liam Neeson?

  2. Wow, that was intense!!! I almost couldn’t keep watching, but I had a feeling the buffalo were going to come back. Incredible.

  3. Holy crap! I can’t believe the baby buffalo got away. Amazing how the buffalo herd re-grouped and coordinated their rescue efforts. And I can’t believe I was rooting against the cats.

    [Can you tell I’m blown away and really annoyed that I’m sitting behind a desk right now.]

  4. Melissa

    And I can’t believe I was rooting against the cats.

    I had the same feeling…until the wildebeests went after the cats in earnest, and then I was all: “Run, lions, run!”

    I prefer “always rooting for the underdog” rather than “fickle-minded assmonkey,” thanks.

  5. wow. that was brutal. yay for the baby buffalo though.

  6. Screw the lions, I was totally rooting for the Buffalo (altho I was going for the cats against the crocs) … is it my imagination, or did the Buffalo seem PISSED OFF to you?

  7. Communal maternal instinct? Among water buffalo?

    Who they kidding? Nice fake.

  8. lea-p

    This is a great metaphor. The fucking herd-mentality Democrats could gang up like this and beat the shit out the predator Republicans if they wanted to. That little calf is our Constitution. Crocodiles are Karl Rove and Karl Rove.

  9. I’ve heard that water buffalo are some of the baddest dudes on the savanna, but this proves it.

  10. Jo

    Remind me to come back as a water buffalo in my next life.

    Simply amazing. And I, too, went from rooting for the baby buffalo to warning the cats out loud when the tables were turned.

  11. Seriously

    Actor212,

    While I can’t comment on the film being a fake, the behavior in the water buffalo is totally possible. I have never heard of the term “Communal Maternal Instinct” around these parts we call it Kin Altruism, and its legit in Water Buffalo and many other species. Where do you think herding behavior comes from?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin_selection

  12. keshmeshi

    I believe that they’re Cape Buffalo, not water buffalo. They’re the second most dangerous wildlife in Africa, after hippos. Not surprisingly, it’s pretty unusual for lions to go after them.

  13. Seriously

    Ahh good call kesmeshi. I always confuse those two species.

  14. PortlyDyke

    keshmeshi: “I believe that they’re Cape Buffalo, not water buffalo. They’re the second most dangerous wildlife in Africa, after hippos. Not surprisingly, it’s pretty unusual for lions to go after them.”

    Seriously: “Ahh good call kesmeshi. I always confuse those two species.”

    Can I just say here:

    I LOVE THIS BLOG!!!!

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