Rogue lions quickly regret taking on entire pride in battle for food

A pair of bold lions decided to take on a whole pride over food but quickly found they had made the wrong decision.

The footage shows the two young male lions approaching an animal carcass, where lionesses are feeding.

They manage to scare them off momentarily and are seen snacking on the meal as hyenas circle nearby.

But their success is short-lived as the lionesses regroup out of shot and then charge at the creatures.

They first scare away one of the males and when a second tries to help his pal, he too is attacked.

Unfortunately for the lionesses, while they were dealing with the lions the pack of hyenas ran in and stole their food.

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The dramatic incident was filmed by Apex expeditions in the Western Serengeti in Tanzania.

Maasai Sightings posted it to YouTube yesterday and explained: “The male lions will certainly be back when their bigger and bolder.

“But for now they will run with their tails between their legs and take it as a learning lesson and for the young cubs, they live to see another day.”

Viewers soon flocked to the comments section to voice their thoughts at the awesome encounter.

“Fantastic sighting,” one wrote. “Three different species of predator all fighting for the same carcass.”

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Another commented: “They're young…those experienced females could have taken them.”

It is not the first lion battle that has been caught on camera in recent weeks.

Footage surfaced from the Maasai Mara national park over the weekend of a lion managing to get within metres of its prey without it knowing, using camouflage.

A brave lion was also filmed attacking an elephant on its own in a savage battle to the death.

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