Maasai Men Steal Lion’s Food

Lions be like: “Shit! They’re gonna rob us. Run!”

For most people, bumping into a pack of 15 bloodthirsty lions tucking into a fresh kill would be enough to make you turn around and run like you’ve never ran before.

But for humans searching for a meal in the harsh terrains of Africa, it is an opportunity to feast.Incredibly, tribespeople in Africa are now regularly stealing food from packs of lions, as these three hungry men demonstrate.

Their hunt for dinner begins by finding the tracks of a lion pride on the hunt for food.The oldest member of the group – at 65 – leads the way, and it’s not long before they come across the signs of a fresh kill.

But instead of making a sharp exit, the men begin to plan their attack. Acting as one to hopefully intimidate the pack, the trio all stand up together and confidently walk towards the lions.

Initially nothing happens, enough to shred the nerves of anyone. But incredibly, as the men confidently stroll towards the group, a number of the lions begin to run away, obviously fearing for their own lives. As the men get closer to the dead animal, all of the lions disperse and instead watch eagerly from the fringes.

Within seconds, the men strip the dead wildebeest of its meat. They need to be quick as the lions will make a return once they realise they have been fooled.

The practice of taking food from another animal’s kill is called kleptoparasitism and it is very common among certain species of wild animals. However, it seems that humans are also taking part in the behaviour on a regular basis.