Giant elephant killers: macropredation in lions

From the BBC film
From the BBC film

2006-11-15 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom , Darren Naish

Episode 2 of the BBC’s series Planet Earth included amazing footage of the elephant-killing lions of Savuti in Chobe National Park, northern Botswana. In 1990 Jouberts were estimating that about 20% of the Savuti lion’s diet was made up of elephant. And if you’re wondering: YES, the Savuti lions have been recorded attacking and killing adult elephants, and in 1997 Jouberts published The Lions of Savuti: Hunting with the Moon which records something like 15 years of observations covering th...

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