battle at kruger: lions, buffalos, and crocodiles

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year than to watch an incredible confrontation between 3 species of animals? Through all the twists and turns in this 8 minute epic, you will witness an amazing survival story of a young buffalo calf.

Battle at Kruger is a viral video posted on YouTube in 2007 which was widely praised for its dramatic depiction of wildlife on the African savannah. It is one of YouTube’s most popular videos, with more than 30 million views and 26 000 comments as of 3 May 2008, and with winning the Best Eyewitness Video in the 2nd Annual YouTube Video Awards. It was also the subject of an article in the June 25, 2007 issue of Time Magazine and was featured in the first episode of ABC News’ i-Caught, aired on August 7, 2007. A National Geographic documentary on the video will air on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2008, on the National Geographic Channel.

It was originally filmed in September 2004 by videographer David Budzinski and photographer Jason Schlosberg at a watering hole in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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