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Law of the Jungle…
The dramatic moment a protective elephant mum deperatlely fought off a fearsome pack of Hyeanas to protect her tiny calf has been caught on film by a stunned group of tourists willing her on to victory.
The life and death struggle began as the Hyeana pack pounced on the unsuspecting calf when it became seperated with its mother from the main herd.
As the hungry predators jumped on its back the enraged mother swung into action charging repeatedly kicking out her feet and swinging her massive trunk to save her calf as the circling Hyeanas tried to bring it down.
The brutal encounter left the watching tourists emotionally drained but guides told them later that the calf had lived to fight another day …despite losing its tail.