It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – Mark Twain
In an inspirational battle for survival a baby elephant (around 5 years old) fended off 14 relentless lionesses. At one time there were 3 lionesses on top of the baby elephant. In this nail biting encounter the elephant used several tactics to wade off the lionesses and eventually was successful at chasing them all away. He is truly a fighter and can teach us that giving up is not an option. Watch the awesome video here.
This happened near South Luangwa National Park (Norman Carr Safaris Chinzombo Camp, Zambia). The elephant has now reunited with his herd and the local people have rightly named him ‘Hercules’.
He is smart and strong enough to chase away 14 lionesses, but I don’t think he stands a chance against Human cruelty and greed. (Video credits: Norman Carr Safaris)