Some amazing footage has emerged of of Hercules, the young bull elephant versus 14 lions.
Multi repeat safari guest, Steve Baker, said he was in the right place at the right time to film the struggle for survival.
A young elephant was separated from his herd when a 14-member pride of female lions descended on the animal near Norman Carr Safaris’ Chinzombo Camp in Zambia.
Clearly outnumbered, the elephant managed to fend off the a.t.t.a.c.k despite having three lions on his back at one point.
The event was captured on video by guests on a game drive from Chinzombo.
At sunset, they stumbled upon this battle for survival. But this little guy beat the odds, fought back and got away unscathed.
“In the many years I have been a safari guide in Zambia at the South Luangwa, never have I seen anything like this,” said Innocent, one of the guides.
“We were all so worried the elephant would be killed right before us. What a f.i.g.h.t.e.r. It f.o.u.g.h.t off all 14 lions. Incredible.”
Hercules lived up to his name, despite the overwhelming odds.
Watch the full video here: