Lioness Vs. Buffalo 17
All the pride adults are feeding: Note the intestinal contents on the ground, which means that the lionesses had succeeded in broaching the abdominal wall and had removed the intestines to access the muscle of the abdominal wall, its contents, and the chest contents. The lioness at the buffie's head has removed the soft tissue under the jaw to access the tongue--a delicacy! This whole event of the take-down lasted about 5 minutes. After I took these pictures, we left the scene, but returned in mid-afternoon. There remained only the rib-cage and the long bones, with some tags of meat! This big lion pride requires a large-sized kill about every 3 days. There are undoubtedly cubs and juveniles 'back home' to be fed! Feeding such a large pride requires a large prey. It is common for a large pride of lions to keep in easy reach of a large buffalo herd. [Duba Plains, Botswana].