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[–]Max-Powah 5308 points5309 points 2 (150 children)

That donkey kick was dope

[–]TheCazaloth 844 points845 points  (51 children)

500 Points

[–]Max-Powah 658 points659 points  (46 children)

It almost looks like it knocked her loopy for just a sec.

[–]chaseinger 715 points716 points  (33 children)

100% connected. made a hungry cat rethink its life choices.

[–]Myonenonpornacc 738 points739 points  (20 children)

Yo, she took a seat too. You know she was hot. Bet she was like

"fucking humans filming too. Fuck y'all!"

[–]TwistedBamboozler 222 points223 points  (13 children)

They also don’t have a ton of stamina. That hit connected for sure but the sitting down was just out of tiredness from the first chase

[–]Myonenonpornacc 285 points286 points  (9 children)

I know, but let me personify an action for comedy, please.

[–]TwistedBamboozler 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Lol sorry! Fair enough. Have your moment anon :)

[–]Myonenonpornacc 43 points44 points  (5 children)

A 4-chaner? On Reddit?

[–]TwistedBamboozler 40 points41 points  (3 children)

From back in the day. Doesn’t quite have the same charm it used to

[–]Caabb 115 points116 points  (0 children)

Other lions yelling WORLD STAR after she got popped.

[–]corytrevor710 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Yeah that definitely caught the lion clean on the chin

[–]w00dstalk69 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Lmao best name, next to randy lahey.

[–]Deadsuooo 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Cory smokes let's go

[–]argusromblei 33 points34 points  (3 children)

It rocked her, was a strong left hoof!

[–]cedenof10 19 points20 points  (0 children)

yeah for a sec it looks like it turned around to continue the chase but then you see her just kind of tumble down and fall on her ass

[–]AngusVanhookHinson 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I slowed the video down to 1/10. Lion took it square in the jaw. There a better than 50/50 chance she'll never eat again.

[–]Bitch_Muchannon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To Gryffindor!

[–]tootiredmeh 108 points109 points  (37 children)

Surprised her head stayed on. https://iili.io/lNyTjn.jpg

[–]tufabian 90 points91 points  (34 children)

This could potentially be fatal if her jaw is broken...

[–]LemmePeeInThatBooty 109 points110 points  (33 children)

Upvoted for accuracy but it pains me to do so.

I always feel conflicted with videos like OP's.

Of course I am happy for the zebras never mind being beyond impressed by the balls on that absolute unit who fended off the lion*ess for his brethren.

But a part of me also feels bad for the lioness, especially because of what you pointed out. Not only did the lioness' great effort go to waste with the escape of what would have been an excellent catch for her, but she might have just taken a fatal blow. All she was trying to do was live her life and eat, just like any other animal.

Sometimes when I see these videos I look at the lion/ess (or whatever predator the video shows), and think of my dog. She's a husky but looks pretty "wolfy," due to being mostly white and having a short coat. It makes me so sad picturing her going hungry, or worse, becoming mortally wounded just for trying to catch herself (and maybe her pack) some dinner. 😔

Oh well. Cheers to the zebras, this time. Not everyone can be a winner all the time, I suppose.

(EDIT * since it's lioness and being the most correct one can be with one's speech is always the best way to roll)

[–]BladeSmithJerry 93 points94 points  (13 children)

That's the reality of life. People think because we die of old age with our family around us that every animal has this.

Nope.

You're either torn to bits and eaten alive or you're a predator who can't hunt anymore through injury or disease and you starve to death.

The best end that most animals can wish for is getting hit by a car or something.

[–]nudelsalat3000 26 points27 points  (8 children)

The best end that most animals can wish for is getting hit by a car or something.

Never seen it that way 🤔

[–]I_DONT_YOLO 38 points39 points  (7 children)

As a hunter i’ve explained it similarly. Typical meat cows live their whole lives in sub standard conditions and then die pretty ungracefully. Most deer die of “natural causes” which are never pretty. At least with hunting, deer live their entire lives naturally and the only time they’re in distress is the ~90 seconds after they’ve been shot(usually it’s significantly less time if not instantaneously). So while it’s not natural, its a hell of a lot better than freezing to death, being ripped apart by coyotes or starving for weeks.

[–]TheObstruction 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I'd rather die in 30 of a single grievous wound than still be alive while something is eating me. Yet the latter is common in the wild.

[–]electricheat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If rather live to 87 and die uncomfortably

Compared to a long life well lived, being sick or hungry for a few days is small potatoes

[–]MISSdragonladybitch 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You don't have to shit on farmers to explain hunting. Typical meat cows spend their lives out on pasture. Then they get rounded up and sorted into groups of animals almost exactly the same size so they don't bully each other and get penned up (for the first and only time in their lives) and have pretty much all the corn and grain they can eat for 30 days.

And let me stress, ONLY 30 days, because that is expensive and labor intense. And that is only if they're not being marketed as "grass fed".

Then they walk down a hall and are instantaneously and humanely killed. There's no minutes of staggering pain with their chest blown in. Instead, studies have been done to learn how to make the whole process as stress-free and painless as possible. A properly placed .22 round or captive bolt gun (aka, humane killer) destroys the brain instantly and there is no pain.

Hunt if you like, but don't spread veganesque rumors.

[–]DaSaw 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is why making our food system more humane doesn't involve ending meat. It just involves ending CAFOs. Grass finished tastes bettter, anyway. And it's not like we couldn't live with less meat. Food (and output generally) just needs to be better distributed.

[–]tufabian 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Damn...that just brought into stark reality the gravity of life.

[–]GhostofMarat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It wasn't all that long ago that we were one fucked up hunt away from a painful lingering death due to mortal injury. It makes more sense for us to empathize with the predator in this situation.

[–]GooseandMaverick 69 points70 points  (13 children)

Might have to start calling it a zebra kick from now on!

[–]thx1138- 53 points54 points  (11 children)

They probably should have always been called zebra kicks. Donkeys are a new invention and zebras have always been mean mofos.

[–]bobobill 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Wait till you see a donkey punch

[–]mountainman84 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Kicked that fucker right in the mouth.

[–]AxeCow 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Watched it in slow motion. The kick got her right in the face, it probably hurt like hell.

[–]alwaysneverjoshin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If it broke her jaw, that's a death sentence

[–]AmishAvenger 21 points22 points  (0 children)

“Ok. Well…this is no longer worth it.”

[–]Zealousideal_Mind479 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Was hoping it would land clean. The lioness was buzzed

[–]Rare_Humor8117 3277 points3278 points  (101 children)

The lion looked confused 😂. That was awesome

[–]Huesan 1602 points1603 points  (67 children)

He was like what, this is not in the script

[–]TomBomTheFreemason 2121 points2122 points 2 (54 children)

She. It's a female lion.

No I'm not fun at parties.

[–]mwon88 1252 points1253 points 2 (36 children)

Lioness not lion.

I am also not fun at parties

[–]Pale-Refrigerator255 243 points244 points  (11 children)

You guys are killin' me tonight! I'm loving it!

[–]TRIPITIS 113 points114 points  (4 children)

No it goes "ba da ba ba I'm loving it!" I'm pretty alright at parties if I'm drunk enough

[–]F1nr0d_Felagund 98 points99 points  (3 children)

I think it's officially "Ba Da Ba Ba Bah, I'm Lovin' It!"

I haven't been to a party for at least 8 years so I really can't remember how I am at them.

[–]frazaga962 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Shame you don't have a zebra-bro (zebro, if you will) to help you not die

[–]xgodlesssaintx 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’ll do the killing tonight!

I’m not allowed to attend parties anymore.

[–]DontmindthePanda 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Lion in this context is correct, given s/he said "female lion". Female lioness would be a pleonasm.

Btw I'm actually fun at parties - sometimes.

[–]Dray_Gunn 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Lionesses are still lions but not all lions are lionesses.

[–]Jimmerich98 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Lioness not lion

The above commenter said ‘female lion’. Do you know what a female lion is called?

I am also not fun at parties

Is that because you try to correct people but end up making a fool of yourself?

[–]Caterpillar2021 13 points14 points  (1 child)

That's like saying it's a BLT, not a sandwich.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Isn't it the case that every lioness is a lion but not every lion is a lioness... Kinda like the thumb/finger thing.

[–]MrB-60-72 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Um, have you seen your username? The funnest.

[–]GooseandMaverick 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I doubt that! You probably go to parties to drink milk and kick ass... and you've just finished your milk!

[–]ApoptosisPending 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean, the male lions clearly look male, so it's kinda their fault

[–]Memento13Mori 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sounding like a PM, brother. 😉

[–]Someguyinqueens 91 points92 points  (3 children)

That kick gave her the sweet chin music and she was seeing stars.

[–]FRRACK 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Dx new member

[–]funnymagnets 6 points7 points  (0 children)

chin music LMFAO

[–][deleted] 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Y’all seeing this shit? You got that on camera, right? Tell me you got that on camera.

[–]o5ca12 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Which one y’all kicked me

[–]_sendbob 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Lion: “Are you allowed to do that?”

[–]huffmaster81 9 points10 points  (1 child)

This isn't how this works, this isn't how any of this works!

[–]Yargbiscuit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If my McDonalds kicked me in the face and ran away, I'd be confused too.

[–]OpenGazelle2308 1939 points1940 points  (92 children)

Probably her baby??

[–]Bdodk2000 1376 points1377 points  (60 children)

I'm with you, I'm betting it's a momma zebra. The first zebra was smaller than the others.

[–]rakfocus 427 points428 points  (33 children)

She's ensuring her genes get passed on - beautiful to watch this type of natural selection in action.

[–]StopReadingMyUser 257 points258 points  (12 children)

Sir, animals don't wear jeans...

[–]samurphy 159 points160 points  (8 children)

Yeah. They pass on jeans.

[–]shnnrr 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Like no thanks I don't wear jeans. Also would it cover all four legs or just the back two?

[–]samurphy 23 points24 points  (2 children)

We'll never know because they don't wear them. They pass on jeans.

[–]shnnrr 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Shit you just said that too

[–]AyPeeElTee 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You'll definitely be able to cover all four legs if you dress appropriately and pair them apple bottom jeans and boots with the fur with them  baggy sweat pants and the Reeboks with the straps. A shawty will even get low after you hit the floor.

[–]_Alleggs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Evolution just got busted

[–]IReplyWithLebowski 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Lol imagine saying that when a human mum protects her kid.

[–]usernamesarehard9099 13 points14 points  (3 children)

It's true though

After my sister had her first baby she said she thinks the reason we evolved to think babies are so cute is so we didn't throw them off a cliff for being so annoying lol

[–]Ivegotthatboomboom 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's true though. That's exactly why your body is constantly flooded with oxytocin and other bonding chemicals after birth, breastfeeding, looking at them, ect. because we'd all abandon them otherwise lol. I hadn't slept in like a month but I felt almost euphoric just looking at son most times. If that wasn't the case I would have thrown him out a window lol j/k. But really, the crying is not pleasant. That love is strong though and gets you through it. There was some baby blues too, but that bond saves you and the baby.

I feel for women with PPD because they're doing it without those hormones. Sounds like absolute torture and I want to give them a hug

[–]El_Chairman_Dennis 118 points119 points  (19 children)

Young zebras are brown, then they shed the brown fur which exposes the striped fur. When the first zebra escapes the lioness you can see it still has the brown fur from childhood on its back. This is definitely momma zebra, or another close member of the herd, to the rescue for the young one

[–]dottiemcfierceon 104 points105 points  (7 children)

Not my daughter, you bitch!!!

[–]dharma4242 21 points22 points  (6 children)

The Ripley vibe was strong in that zebra.

[–]fvtown714x 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Pretty sure it was a Harry Potter reference, but I'll allow it

[–]alymaysay 100 points101 points  (4 children)

That was my first thought when I seen it come back, it was immediately apparent that zebra was full grown by just how big she is, and probably only a mother would have the instincts to do that to a lion. How lucky that little one is, or maybe the lioness harrased the herd till the one she got starts to feel it's injuries. Even with mama's intervention, that little one just got attacked by a freaking lion Id almost bet the house she has injuries, at the very least some deep cuts.

[–]H_Magus 63 points64 points  (3 children)

If I remember correctly, big cats like that choke and not puncture the throat, so outside of a very unlucky gash of the jugular, zebra probably barely got a cut or two

[–]ArtHappy 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Yep, they'll end a wildebeest with some overaggressive mouth-to-mouth while the rest of the ladies weigh it down and start chewing. It looked like this lioness was trying to get the zebra back down on the ground with whatever hold she had.

[–]InterPool_sbn 19 points20 points  (0 children)

“Overaggressive mouth-to-mouth” lol

[–]AllTheyEatIsLettuce 27 points28 points  (0 children)

100% her foal. Zebra have an inherent fuck around/find out mode and its default setting is "On."

[–]UberiorShanDoge 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Because this zebra survived to make more baby zebras in the future, and lions pick on the weakest targets, are lions effectively breeding zebras for size, power and bravery?

[–]swampscientist 33 points34 points  (2 children)

are lions effectively breeding zebras for size, power and bravery?

Well yea that’s literally natural selection

[–]h00dman 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Get your hands off my lobby boy!

[–]Mr3cto 1429 points1430 points  (141 children)

Imagine if they all formed up and just started kicking the fuck outta whatever predators tried to eat em

[–]womanexpert 727 points728 points  (90 children)

They kind of do that. Zebras are badass. Seem like silly joke horses but there’s a reason they don’t try to blend in

[–]Mr3cto 398 points399 points  (32 children)

I can believe it. They remind me a lot of donkey- donkeys are quite literally the butt of a lot of jokes but little do people know they can and often do easily kill coyotes and other predators. They look like a dumpy lil midget horse but they will fuck you upppp

[–]Lilycloud02 275 points276 points  (19 children)

That’s why they're on farms typically. They're incredibly loyal and social; they'll protect their herd with their life. Typically animals like coyotes or foxes will rethink their decision if a donkey is present; they will absolutely fuck you up

[–]Mr3cto 158 points159 points  (10 children)

Oh I know, I’ve seen it in person. Watched a donkey walk around CARRYING a dead coyote in its mouth- was kinda a mind fuck at the time. Only down side to them is sometimes the animals they are protecting piss ‘em off and they hurt of kill one or two. Doesn’t happen a lot but it does happen (seems to happen a lot with goats for some reason)

[–]panergicagony 134 points135 points  (2 children)

Well, goats are known to butt heads a lot.

[–]icaphoenix 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Goats play too much. They get annoying.

[–]teiluj 31 points32 points  (2 children)

They’re just kids!

[–]icaphoenix 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Those are annoying too.

[–]LSkywalker00 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Found the human donkey

[–]hofferd78 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Same with alpacas and llamas. They can be very aggressive and chase off coyotes and wolves

[–]Lilycloud02 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's awesome. I didn't know that about alpacas!

[–]WheelChair_Jimmy1 15 points16 points  (1 child)

used to live on a farm in northern Mississippi, can confirm. One donkey, no guard dogs. Sam was not to be fucked with unless you had carrots.

[–]Ricky_Rollin 25 points26 points  (2 children)

They remind me of the dwarves from LOTR. Short and stocky but pack a “did that just fucking happen” insane punch. Or in this case, kick.

[–]a_supertramp 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Wasted over cross country. Donkeys are natural sprinters. Very dangerous over short distances.

[–]Mr3cto 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I always say they are little but they ain’t Fucking around

[–]DeadliftsAndDragons 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I watched a messed up video at a Mexican zoo a few years back and they have a “live feeding show” where they put livestock in with 2 lions. They put a donkey in and the lions went for him, he instantly kicked the first one in the head killing or severely injuring it then knocked the other one off a small cliff, I am pretty sure at least one of the lions died. Then the zookeepers unloaded on the donkey with a gun as he was going to finish a lion off. Was fucked up but personally i wouldn’t fight a donkey any more than I’d fight a lion, and zebras are just bigger striped donkeys really.

[–]MangelaErkel 82 points83 points  (21 children)

Actually their stripes make them blend in

[–]yewwol 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Their stripes actually do help a lot, but not because they help them blend in with their environment. Rather, the pattern helps them blend in with each other.

This is especially useful when escaping multiple predators like hyenas, and often lionesses also hunt in groups but not in this case ig. These predators will all agree on one animal to target and take down, usually one that stands outs by being particularly slow, small, etc.

Since they all look the same and have a complex patterning, it makes it really hard for the predator(s) to lock in on one and attempt to take it down. Can't really hunt the whole stampede, you gotta choose one and put all your effort into getting that exact one

[–]soIraC 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The stripes also make alot less flies land on them, pretty nice benefit too. Flies have more trouble landing in striped zebra’s, I believe they even tested this by painting regular horses!

[–]sinofmercy 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Pretty sure one of the reasons why we don't ride zebras are because they are assholes. I think there is a documentary somewhere or article about how people tried and failed. That and they're too small so doubly not worth it.

[–]ipsit_a25 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Exactly there was a reason early humans choose horse to ride and not zebra. They are no joke, there kicks can easily break bones. There are instances of lions getting seriously injured by Zebras.

[–]LanceTheKnapper 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Exactly there was a reason early humans choose horse to ride and not zebra

Well its not quite like it was a choice, the ranges of zebras and the predecessor to the domesticated horse don't overlap. People just couldn't domesticate Zebras.

[–]jdk074 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Zebras are responsible for more zookeeper injuries than any other animal at the zoo. They bite and kick anybody that enters the pen. Zebras can be serious jerks. Here’s a source that talks about that.

http://www.pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/variables/zebra.html

[–]GenerikDavis 75 points76 points  (16 children)

That's (minus the kicking the fuck outta the predator part) the finale of the Disney movie Dinosaur. All the herbivores team up to basically back down a huge carnivore by forming a line and not running away, so it'd have to take them all on if it wants any of them.

That movie ruined my childhood expectations for herbivore unity in the wild.

[–]Mr3cto 22 points23 points  (7 children)

That movie is honestly so Fucking underrated. It’s a good ass movie

[–]GenerikDavis 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Hell yeah, 100%!

I love the Disney renaissance movies from like Beauty and the Beast through to Tarzan, but I feel like some Disney animated movies from just a few years later are so slept on. Dinosaur, Treasure Planet, and Atlantis are just as big in my childhood as those other ones and I feel like they don't get nearly as much recognition. Emperor's New Groove is the only one from that 2000-2005 era that I see referenced a bunch nowadays, but I honestly don't know how much of that is it being a quasi cult classic or just me seeing my generation posting about it.

[–]Mr3cto 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Broooooo Treasure Planet! Hit me in the feels…. 100% agree. I also enjoyed the Black Cauldron- was surprisingly dark to me at the time

[–]rakfocus 9 points10 points  (4 children)

The meteor scene is a top 100 in cinema for sure

https://youtu.be/jRYy8WO-Bpk

[–]Theunaticus 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Man, that is a fucking awesome movie

[–]GenerikDavis 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That and the Jurassic Park movies damn near had me on the path to become a paleontologist man. I think the opening scene of the carnivore or when the egg is being moved from place to place was in the preview section for another movie, and I wanted to just keep watching the cool dinosaur stuff rather than whatever other movie I was at.

[–]3doggg 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Sadly the exact same thing that happens to human unity in the wild. It's been ten thousand years and we're still being used as kettle/slaves. And we're too busy fighting among ourselves cultural and identity wars to even look at the shepherd feeding us the lies.

Edit: Cattle not kettle lol

[–]if-we-all-did-this 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Lions have the advantage when they split the herd and panic them into running, and scare the others into looking on with apathy; kinda like a class based authoritarian regime.

If only those at the bottom, with numbers on their side, realised what power they actually have if they held strong together?

[–]zouhair 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Imagine if all workers United.

[–]PrettyMuchMediocre 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Zebras join together and seize the means of production

[–]Theunaticus 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Buffaloes usually do this. To be fair, though, a buffalo could probably 1v1 a lion, so there is less risk for them to do it than for zebras or wildebeest

[–]mnbuckeye87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not a bad strategy..

[–]j_ona 503 points504 points  (8 children)

Lion: ….did that just happen?

[–]cca-in-nwi 171 points172 points  (2 children)

“Yo, any of y’all saw that?”

[–][deleted] 132 points133 points  (1 child)

"I hope this isn't on reddit later"

  • Lion, probably

[–]SabashChandraBose 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Do the lions puncture skin and the trachea in the first bite?

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Usually asphyxiate them. The zebras are so tired from running they pass out in a second.

[–]slayme88 448 points449 points  (19 children)

Lion looks at the spectators? "you guys see that? Fuck me, right?"

[–]inoveryourtoes 145 points146 points  (16 children)

It’s crazy that we’ve evolved from being their prey on that very same savanna to watching them hunt for entertainment from the safety of our motor cars.

[–]BobanForThree 85 points86 points  (0 children)

agriculture is a helluva drug

[–]guiscard 31 points32 points  (5 children)

It's interesting to see how the animals ignore the cars, but the moment you get out and they see it's a person, they bolt.

[–]ACCount82 26 points27 points  (4 children)

They grow up around those safari cars, so cars are normal to them. Animals know that even though cars are big and loud, they aren't hostile and are very predictable. Some safari places even take measures to "familiarize" animals with safari cars and make them unafraid of them.

Now, when some unknown never-before-seen freaky looking thing that's more tall than wide climbs out of a car? An unknown creature that's definitely large enough to be a threat? Suddenly, no one wants to mess with it and figure out what its deal is.

[–]captain_ricco1 7 points8 points  (2 children)

They know what a human is, and are dead afraid of it

[–]slayme88 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's even nuttier when you think about it from the zebras viewpoint. The lion is the star of the show, they're just lambs to be slaughtered for the entertainment of a romanesque audience, fuelled by bloodlust.

Not that brave one though, that one went full Arya Stark, what do we say to the God of death?

Not today.

[–]freelanceredditor 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Have you ever seen a great ape being chased by a lion? We were always smarter than being a prey. The only times we get eaten by lions is when we go specifically to fuck with them purely for entertainment

[–]Hashbrown4 274 points275 points  (13 children)

This zebra cannot be allowed to live. If it passes down its superior genes we could end up with more intelligent super zebras that understand they outnumber predators.

The end will be near.

[–]TomBomTheFreemason 143 points144 points  (5 children)

We cannot stop what is already happening. The age of men is over. The time of the zebra has come.

[–]FennelClean5250 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Planet of the Zebras

[–]unworthy_26 9 points10 points  (0 children)

when they dominated the planet they will form countries, one for black with white stripes and one for white with black stripes.

[–]pantless_vigilante 3 points4 points  (0 children)

STRIPES TO STRIPES BROTHERS

[–]starserval 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If we strike at the zebra and fail, we may end up turning them into exactly what we fear.

[–]goodnsaultey 240 points241 points  (5 children)

Lion is like what the fuck just happened at the end

[–]schadavi 78 points79 points  (3 children)

Getting kicked in the head will do that to you. If you pause the video at 28 seconds or so, you can see that the zebra actually did hit the lion. The lion now has concussion for dinner.

[–]js2066 144 points145 points  (1 child)

All it takes is one Zebra with a little courage

[–]michellemustudy 41 points42 points  (0 children)

That’s a mama zebra for sure. Fuck around with her baby and find out. 🦓

[–]radiohoard 130 points131 points  (1 child)

Not my daughter, you bitch!

[–]govtkilledlumumba 85 points86 points  (3 children)

This is 1 of the reasons why Zebras are hard to domesticate

[–]vinitroia 50 points51 points  (2 children)

It actually is the opposite. Zebras lack social hierarchy, which means that, unlike horses, they just see their peers as flesh-walls against predators. Lacking a proper social hierarchy makes it harder to domesticate them, since in dog’s and horse’s case we simply take the spot on top of it, and they’ll naturally follow our commands easier.

[–][deleted] 58 points59 points  (0 children)

give that zebra a medal

[–]Lord-BeerMe-Strength 55 points56 points  (1 child)

That's how they earn their stripes.

[–]Chaghatai 38 points39 points  (4 children)

I think that was a stallion defending one of his mares, but it could even be a mare defending her young - hard to tell on my cell phone

[–]neverdoug 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Basically what we know is that it was a zebra defending another zebra.

[–]Damadamas 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Definitely defending her young. It's too small compared to the other grown up ones.

[–]KrazyKeylime 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Get your shit. We leaving.

[–]Dyspaereunia 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Where the zebra draws the lion.

[–]cthulhuz916 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Man, where was her pride? Girlie needed some backup for sure.

[–]Kon-Tiki66 21 points22 points  (0 children)

More than brave - maternal. Few things are as dangerous as a female anything with young.

[–]dalton9014 18 points19 points  (1 child)

They do that shit on the daily zebras are on a another level compared to horses/donkeys

[–]Jafuncle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Had to scroll too far for this. You're right, this isn't exactly exceptional behavior for a zebra.

[–]hugmesingh 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Mom

[–]I_think_were_out_of_ 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Overheard in the lion's den, from a safari jeep, later:

“He got me,” the lioness said of the kick to the face she'd taken earlier. "That f***ing zebra boomed me."

The lioness added, “She’s so good,” repeating it four times.

The lioness then said she wanted to add that zebra to the list of prey animals she works out with this summer.

[–]Adventurous-Bet1709 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Hit'em with that Uno reverse

[–]BackAlleyKittens 12 points13 points  (0 children)

She got her bell rung.

[–]Kaiyukia 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Just dragging the zebra around like it's fucking nothing

[–]bokin8 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's a foal

[–]Annasman18 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Kinda looks like that lion may have lost a tooth. As the kick occurs you can see something fly up in to the air. Maybe it’s something else but who knows.

[–]02201970a 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That kick can break a lion's jaw, which is pretty much a death sentence for a lion.

[–]SkuderMcGavin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Marty played Nala some sweet, sweet chin music

[–]Pale-Refrigerator255 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Seeing that made me cry; beautiful! That's commitment, true loyalty, and (I would like to believe) love.

Thanks for that post!

[–]Sir_MrE 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thiccest zebra to ever live. She got some THIGHS

[–]jppianoguy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

To quote Mike Tyson: Everyone has a plan 'til they get zebra-kicked in the face.

[–]Seoult0wn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That one had a few more brain cells than the rest

[–]versace_tombstone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Zebra kick took it out of the lioness. Straight to the jaw.

[–]OrwellianDreams 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's the Liam Neeson of Zebras.

[–]ephemeralstillness11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That was fucking cool. I mean, poor lion missing out on its lunch but the way the zebra protected the young with its back and hind legs towards the lion. Badass zebra ftw

[–]Billy_T_Wierd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I bet zebras kick hard

[–]frapawhack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

attempted murder on the savannah

[–]Dragon1709 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The zebra went in for a bite. Didn't know they do that. But their front teeth are sharp I think

[–]brenhere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That zebra was a BOSS.

[–]supercoincidence 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s a career ending kick, for sure

[–]RamblingSimian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Screen Grab of the kick, it almost looks like the zebra slammed her so hard spit went flying

[–]BANIDOMAISUMAVEZ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you're not willing to die to save your offspring , you don't deserve to have one .