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An amazing new video reveals the moment when a baby buffalo gets separated from its herd and ends up face-to-face with a hungry wolf. Wait for the end of the video to see how the calf made it out alive with a little unexpected help…

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This is the showdown between two of Yellowstone’s most famous species. The wolves and bison of Yellowstone often meet, but this interaction is definitely one of the most amazing ever caught on camera. This is the real wild side of North America.

Click through the slideshow below to see the action in photos and video…

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When the buffalo herd tries to cross a river, the current is too much for the small calf. The youngster gets pulled downstream, away from the herd, and ends up stranded on a small rocky island in the stream.

Instinct takes over the herd and the mother, which demands they must stay together and carry on. The mother can only hope for the best now…

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The lost calf ends up staying on the small island in the stream overnight. The herd is no where to be seen. But an uninvited guest smells easy prey…

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While the calf’s mother and herd continue on their endless search for grazing land, another Yellowstone native has picked up the scent of the calf.

Unfortunately for this calf, a hungry wolf excitedly arrives on the scene. The bison seems doomed.

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But this wolf is clearly inexperienced and buckles when given the chance to make a swift kill. In what should be a quick bite to the jugular becomes a drawn out struggle, as the spry bison is able to deflect the wolf’s attack. However, the wolf won’t relent.

It doesn’t seem likely that the calf can handle this attack for too long…

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BUT WAIT! There is an unusual sound in the distance. What is it?

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In a miraculous turn of events, the mother buffalo has returned! Mom to the rescue!

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Watch the dramatic finale of the classic battle of the beasts of Yellowstone in the video on the next page…