Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Survival of the Fittest

Getting into the jungle in any part of the world can be thrilling, whether one sees any big game or not! But sometimes some folks get extra lucky, and just sometimes they're so lucky that they get some good pics or, as in this case, an incredible video. Shot at the Kruger National Park in South Africa, this one's a safari classic featuring a battle over a buffalo calf who is first captured by a pride of lions, and then along come the crocodiles... Watch to see what happens next!

Nature seems so cruel, yet the lions, and the crocs too, have to eat to stay alive. Predators at the top of a huge food pyramid serve nature by weeding out the weak and the unfit. This in turn trims the gene pool, rather clumsily at times, but in the long run it all works out, and sometimes even in ways that humans can applaud!

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