A group of hyenas approached a lioness and her cubs while they were enjoying their meal in a tree. The hyenas surrounded the tree, hoping to snatch some leftovers. Suddenly, one of the cubs jumped down from the tree, possibly trying to escape the scene.
The hyenas immediately pounced on the cub, their jaws snapping shut. The cub was terrified and froze, realizing that he had made a fatal mistake.
The mother lion recognized the danger and dropped the impala carcass from the tree, landing on the ground to confront the hyenas. She gave them a fierce glare and stood her ground.
To her surprise, the hyenas turned their attention away from the helpless cub and towards the meat in front of them. The lioness had saved her cub’s life by sacrificing her own dinner.
The hyenas scurried off to feed on the carcass, leaving the cub safe and sound. This story originally appeared on For The Win.[Benji Solms]