‘Dynasties’ on BBC Earth has captured what is now being hailed as ‘2018’s best nature clip’. In the video below, a young male lion named Red decides to explore the edges of his pride’s territory on his own. He soon finds himself surrounded by a pack of twenty hyenas who work feverishly to wear him down. The emotion in Red’s demeanour is noticeable as he begins to tire. But one of his pride and friend Tatu is alerted and comes to Red’s rescue. The end is full of heartwarming gratitude and a major testament to the love and bond between animals.
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