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2 lion cubs vs 1 hippo

This is a rare showdown caught on camera – two lion cubs stare down a hippo in the floodplain deep inside Gorongosa. Even at this young age, I think these two cubs know better than to mess with a several ton hippo. Hippos are notoriously territorial and, even though they only eat plants, they are considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. These two cubs are keeping a safe distance but their curiosity is getting the best of them.

Two lion cubs stare down a hippo... or maybe its the other way around.

Two lion cubs stare down a hippo… or maybe its the other way around.