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Tuesday, 2 February 2021

The bigger they are, the harder they fall! Giraffe survives after lions spend five hours climbing over it in a bid to drag it to its death

  • A pride of six lions were caught on camera launching an ambush on a giraffe at a national park in South Africa
  • Three of the beasts jumped onto the giraffe's back, biting and clawing at the animal before the others joined in
  • The 1,750-pound giraffe survived the five-hour ordeal by plodding along until the lions gave up their attempts  This is the dramatic moment a giraffe defied death after it survived being dragged down by a pride of six lions for five hours at a national park in South Africa.

    After a tense stakeout, three of the lions launched their attack on a nearby giraffe – one hitched a piggy-back whilst the other two clung onto the giraffe’s back legs. The others soon joined in as well.

    Despite weighing around 375 pounds each, the lions were no match for the 1,750-pound giraffe which plodded along until the lions were tired of their attempts.Photographer Francois Pienaar captured the moment as he witnessed the giraffe’s ordeal at Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

    After a tense stakeout, three of the lions launched their attack on a nearby giraffe – one hitched a piggy-back whilst the other two clung onto the giraffe’s back legs. The others soon joined in as they bit at the giraffe to provide back up

    After a tense stakeout, three of the lions launched their attack on a nearby giraffe – one hitched a piggy-back whilst the other two clung onto the giraffe’s back legs. The others soon joined in as they bit at the giraffe to provide back up

    South African photographer Francois Pienaar captured the intense moment from about 100 feet away as he witnessed the giraffe’s hours-long ordeal at Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

    South African photographer Francois Pienaar captured the intense moment from about 100 feet away as he witnessed the giraffe’s hours-long ordeal at Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

    Three of the beasts jumped onto the giraffe's back, biting and clawing at the animal before the others joined in. The giraffe in South Africa survived after lions spend five hours climbing over it in a bid to drag it to its death

    Three of the beasts jumped onto the giraffe's back, biting and clawing at the animal before the others joined in. The giraffe in South Africa survived after lions spend five hours climbing over it in a bid to drag it to its death

    This is the dramatic moment a giraffe defied death after it survived being dragged down by a pride of six lions for five hours at a national park in South Africa. The lions stalked the giraffe before finally launching their ambush at the South African park

    This is the dramatic moment a giraffe defied death after it survived being dragged down by a pride of six lions for five hours at a national park in South Africa. The lions stalked the giraffe before finally launching their ambush at the South African park

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