This is the nail-biting moment an African Buffalo Bull is taken down by a ferocious pride of lions who begin tearing out chunks of its flesh – before the beast gets back up for round two.
In the clip, the brave bull is seen facing off the lionesses but, outnumbered, is unable to fend them off with his horns.
Every time he spins around to headbutt one of his attackers, another one leaps in to claw at his exposed flank and he is quickly drenched in his own blood.
The lionesses then collectively topple the wounded bull to the ground and start to tear into his flesh with their sharp carnivore teeth, one chomping down on his rear leg.
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But, with a sudden burst of Herculean strength, the defeated animal clambers back to his feet with several lions still on top of him and blood trickling down his coat.
Against the odds, the lionesses are now lying prone on the ground with the furious bull towering above them.
He jabs one with his massive horns, and then charges at the others and forces them all to scatter.
The dramatic footage was recorded for BBC documentary The Hunt in 2015 but was reshared on the BBC Earth YouTube channel on Sunday and has gone viral with more than 137,000 views.
Amazed viewers were quick to support the bull, with one commentator writing: “The video may be titled Best of Lions, but that bull was the MVP.”
Sounding awestruck, another person said: “The tenacity of the bull. Fantastic battle.”
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In an even more gruesome video, an unlucky wildebeest was eaten alive by a pride of lions who started by tearing out the poor animal's eyes.
In Tanzania, a wildebeest managed to fight off a lioness before a massive lion joined the fray.
A bold lion was recently filmed hunting a whole herd of a buffalo in a hair-raising clip filmed in Kruger National Park.
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