May 04

Kruger National Park zebra barely escapes lion ambush

Kruger National Park zebra barely escapes lion ambush April 17, 2015 by David Strege

Unsuspecting zebra is about to get the scare of its life at Kruger National Park. Photo is a screen grab from the video Unsuspecting zebra is about to get the scare of its life at Kruger National Park. Photo is a screen grab from the video When lions hunt, they need to be close to their prey because they can only run fast in short bursts. So when an unsuspecting zebra in Kruger National Park started walking toward a hiding pride of lions, the lions had to be salivating. The zebra appeared doomed.

A group of tourists on safari at the famous South Africa game reserve knew the lions were waiting in ambush mode and were incredulous that the zebra didn’t notice them. Here’s the video one of the tourists shot that is aptly entitled “Lions miss the easiest zebra meal ever” (warning for minor expletive): It was an adrenaline rush for both zebra and tourists, as the zebra apparently caught sight of the lions just in the nick of time, bolting off before walking right into the lions’ jaws. The incident occurred on the H6, a tar road near Satara that cuts through very open plains of Kruger National Park where zebras and blue wildebeests are very common and attract lions—and tourists. The tourists had these reactions: “You blew it guys.” “They had him right there.” “What a wasted opportunity.” Was it ever.

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