If zebras are aggressive animals, why don’t they sometimes defend themselves against lion attacks, or are these zebras just young?

HELLO =+= Contrary to what most people think. Zebras are not easy prey to hunt, even for lions. First of all, they are extremely fast, much faster than any lion; Indeed, a single zebra or an entire stampeding herd can reach staggering speeds of up to 68 km/h (compare that to a lion’s average top speed of just 60 km); And although these herbivores may not have a significant advantage in escaping hungry hunters, years of evolution have created a solution, run…

Zebras gradually get faster as they continuously run. Their helmets allow them to outmaneuver their attackers with superior stamina, to the point of running miles in a row; while lions lack stamina as they reach their top speed in short bursts and must stop the chase at some point to avoid overheating and this is what gives zebras a fighting chance.

In light of this, fighting is not the first choice of defense that zebras have. Whether they are adults or foals, against the lions they will choose to run like a soul escaping from hell, until they leave the attackers behind.

In fact, these striped equids are not only fast. They are also superbly dangerous and powerful, as one kick from those rear hooves can crack a lion’s skull, seriously injure it, even kill it, break its back, or put it out of action, as such any mistake the big golden cat makes, when you try to deal with a zebra, it can spell disaster for your integrity.

Not only that, when a zebra runs out of options…there’s more. An adult zebra is more than capable of defending itself, using its larger size (around 320/350kg, compared to a lion at 130-190kg). Equine power is lethal aggression when he uses his powerful hooves, with them he can fight against the lion and even kill it. This is the case of a mother zebra who managed to protect her foal from a lioness (see above). She aggressively beat this lioness, then kicked her directly in the face, like any mother, they are capable of fighting for their young.

In the image above, a zebra managed to break free from a lioness’ grip. She is she was trying to drown her in deep water. She successfully escaped and rejoined her pride, while the exhausted lioness gave up. This is further proof that zebras may seem so cute and harmless, but they are dangerous animals not to be underestimated. As we see a zebra will not go down without a fight…

But sometimes everything fails

It’s just that sometimes your efforts aren’t enough. If she manages to subdue her, once trapped she won’t have a chance to use her agility, speed and bravery to escape, then it’s the end…