Pregnant Rhino vs. 3 Lions: Showdown at the Watering Hole

This is the incredibly tense moment a pregnant rhino almost became dinner for three hungry lions after she got stuck in a watering hole.

The black rhino was spotted drinking from the watering hole in Etosha National Park, Namibia, when she lost her footing and fell in.

Heavily pregnant, the rhino struggled to pull herself up onto the bank, sliding back into the water on almost every attempt.

The noise of her struggle attracted three hungry lions.

Spotting the rhino’s predicament, the lions seemed to almost licked their lips at the thought of an easy lunch and began to circle the vulnerable rhino.

Things changed once the rhino was able to muster her strength right at the moment the lions began making their attack.

The tables completely turned when the rhino was free from the water.

British tourist David Wederell, 31, was lucky enough to watch the drama unfold while on a guided safari tour in South Africa.

“Ultimately we got a great viewing of what life is truly like in the animal kingdom and there was a huge sense of relief when she finally escaped,” Wederell told reporters.

Watch the amazing footage below… Thanks to our partners at Latest Sightings:

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