A dramatic video captured in Masai Mara National Park (Kenya) demonstrates the unforgiving nature of nature, especially towards newborn babies.
The video depicts the brief existence of a newborn giraffe and its tragic demise.
According to Don Heyneke, a professional photographer who also captured the video, giraffes require approximately ten hours to adjust to the outdoors. During this time, they are unable to move dexterously and cannot even flee from predators.
Unfortunate for the giraffe, it was discovered by a lion and a pack of ravenous hyenas.
Despite the efforts of the mother and other adults in the herd to protect the young deer, the lion cornered it to a cliff, where it fell and lay motionless. The lion immediately swooped down, grabbed its prey by the neck, and began dragging it to safety.
As if the unfortunate baby deer would become a meal for the ravenous lion, the mother deer suddenly appeared, rushed over, and sacrificed herself to protect the unfortunate baby deer.
According to witnesses, this "life-or-death struggle" lasted more than an hour before the lioness surrendered.
The baby deer was also able to get up and survive due to its resilience and refusal to give up.
Giraffe (Giraffa) is a genus of herbivorous mammals belonging to the order of even-toed clogs. They are the tallest terrestrial animals, surpassing both elephants and the largest ruminants.
Male deer can reach heights of up to 5.5 meters and weights of up to 1,300 kilograms. 5.87 meters is the record for the measured height of a giraffe.
The most remarkable characteristic of this species is its neck, which can reach over 2 meters in length. The neck alone accounts for 52-54% of the giraffe's spine length, compared to 27-33% for other large ungulates of comparable size.
The deer's long neck serves as both a foraging tool and a defensive weapon because it enables them to detect threats from a distance.
On the African grasslands, giraffes are regarded as one of the most docile species; they rarely attack other animals.
Their primary food source is acacia leaves at altitudes that are inaccessible to most other herbivores. This species typically consumes large quantities of water at once and can store water in its body for an extended period of time, allowing it to thrive in arid environments.