Idube Cam is down. Olifants River cam is down due to damaged fiber switches. We are working on solutions.

Lion and Hyaena Standoff

Africam's picture
Lion and Hyaena Standoff

A Cape Buffalo died near the Nkorho Pan two days ago from a respiratory disease. Since that time it has brought a massive amount of animals to the area which are competing for the precious food it can provide.

The Jackals arrived first, being that they are resident in the area and extremely opportunistic.


The vultures were right behind them. When vultures are not currently at a feeding site they circle all day looking for a new one covering very large distances. Once they have found one they will alert many others.This is how they were able to arrive before any other animals.

The hyaenas arrived next. They operate on a very similar system. They are usually solitary but when food is discovered they approach in numbers for safety. There is a very good chance that a hyaena saw the vultures circling and then called for reinforcements before approaching the site.

There were no lions in the area yesterday. However it did not take long for the Styx pride to hear about the Buffalo and make their way to the pan. They arrived early Tuesday morning.


polar516's picture

There are alot more animals

There are alot more animalsLaughing

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.