Cowardly Lioness Chased Up A Tree By Wɪʟᴅ Elephant As It Entered Her Territory

An unusual power sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇ took place on the Serengeti savannah when a lion was chased up a tree by an angry elephant. The lioness made the potentially ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs mistake of entering elephant territory, and when she was discovered, the gray beast was literally hot on her tail. The chase on the Central Serengeti ended with the lioness getting stuck in the tree branches while the elephant ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇʟʏ tried to ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇʟʏ her from below.

The lioness was forced to seek refuge in a tree after she was set upon by an elephant who took offense at the lioness entering her territory on the Central Serengeti savannah. Despite reaching over to the cat to grab her by the tail, the lion couldn’t reach the lioness, and she ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇʟʏ roared for help. The goal turned the lioness’s position when she was separated from the pride of the foraging lions.

The remarkable moment was filmed by husband and wife Dalida and Andrew Innes, visiting Tanzania on a ʜᴜɴᴛɪɴɢ trip. The couple, who live in Sydney, Australia, said they were stunned when they watched the dramatic chase that lasted at least four minutes. Ms. Innes, 41, said: ‘We were looking at the pride of the lions foraging in their recent ki.l.l. ‘In the distance, a herd of elephants surrounded a tree, and a lioness was in the tree. She has become detached from the pride of the lions we are watching. ‘

The lioness was forced to make a quick dash up the tree when she was separated from the rest of the pride during a ʜᴜɴᴛɪɴɢ session. Although they are the ‘king of the savannah’ a lion does not stand a chance against an angry elephant, and the lioness made the right choice when she clambered onto the tree trunk. ‘Suddenly, the lioness in the tree rushed to freedom. However, she was not alone when one of the elephants decided to ᴘᴜʀsᴜᴇ her,’ Ms. Innes added.


‘The elephant chased the lioness for a kilometer until the lioness decided to climb into another tree to escape the elephant. ‘The elephant then reached to try to pull the lioness from the tree. In the end, though the elephant gave up. Finally, the lioness descended from the tree and reunited with her cubs. “She must have been scared when she appeared stuck in the first tree and after that, she seemed to be running for her life.


“We’re not sure what the elephant was doing, maybe she was trying to protect the kids in the herd or maybe she was trying to prove herself the queen of the jungle.” The lioness ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇʟʏ growls for help as she is stuck in the tree with the furious elephant waiting below. The elephant made several attempts to reach up to grab the lioness by her tail, but the feline kept it to herself.

The elephant finally gives up and leaves, allowing the lioness to make her way down and be reunited with the rest of her pride. Photographers Dalida and Andrew Innes from Sydney caught the ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ between the elephant and the lion while on a sᴀꜰᴀʀɪ on the Serengeti in Tanzania.

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