WATCH: Kruger lion mega pride plays Porcupine Go

2016-07-20 13:40 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - What a pride of reportedly 35 lions would want to do with a single poking porcupine is beyond our understanding... 

But this prickly fellow stood his ground firmly when the famous S100 mega pride of lions, including the famous white lion, tried to devour him as a snack in the Kruger National Park recently.

It's adapt or die in the wild, and in this incredible video compilation, the cunning porcupine can be seen utilising a stationary Toyota Fortuner as a refuge from the predators.

The video was taken by Beryl, and uploaded to the Kruger Sightings YouTube channel. It was captioned, "This video fits perfectly with the recent craze of Pokémon Go... I guess this is what it would look like if lions played it too..." 

Check it out here: Famous S100 super pride of lions play Pokémon Go with a porcupine



The sighting was captured on the S100 near Satara in the Kruger. 

The famous S100 pride has been in the limelight quite a bit this Kruger season. In the last week of June, we were baffled by photos showing 15 of the pride's lionesses sipping water side by side at Ingwe Donga.


(Photo: Siobain Shead)


Then, no less than a week later, our wildest expectations were exceeded when photos showed 25 of the famous pride's queens blocking the S100. Photographer Nico Henning recounted the sighting saying, "We counted 25 lions, all females and their cubs, entering the road and then following the road for approximately one and a half kilometres before walking into the bushes again..."


(Photo: Nico Henning)


This area is reportedly home to "the very famous S100 super pride", as Kruger lover John Swanepoel, puts it. There are 35 lions in the pride, including a white lion spotted in the footage above. 


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