Baby elephant manages to fend off 14 hungry lionesses

Lionesses Learn: Don't Mess With This Baby Elephant
Lionesses Learn: Don't Mess With This Baby Elephant

Don't count this baby out! A one-year-old elephant under attack by a pride of vicious lions refused to give in, Inside Edition reports.

After straying from its herd, the baby elephant found itself surrounded by 14 hungry lionesses and their cubs. New York Post's video shows the creatures climbing on the elephant's back and digging into its hide with their teeth and claws to force him down.

The attack was captured on video by tourists on safari in Zambia. The tourists can be heard rooting for the elephant.

At one point, three lions climb on the elephant's back, but he never gave up, swinging his body around as he tried to shake off the predators.

Next, he made a smart move and charged into the water. Lions avoid water if they can, so they were quick to abort their mission. Then, the elephant actually turned on the lions and they fled in fear.

The video ends as the back and forth continues, but the baby elephant is said to have survived and made his way back to his herd.

The tourists who shot the video gave the little elephant a nickname: Hercules.

Check out the full video here:

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