Renowned for their title as King of the jungle, it seemed as though these lions were keen to prove their authority at this watering hole in South Africa.

However, they got more than they bargained for when they approached this black rhino as she was taking a dip.

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This black rhino was spotted by tourists on a safari in Etosha National Park, South Africa. It seemed that she was having a drink, however she lost her footing and the heavily pregnant rhino ended up in the water.

 

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From afar, this pack of lions had spotted the rhino at the other side of this watering hole.

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They decided to take a closer look, skulking around the side of the waters edge, as the rhino was trying to clamber out, back on to dry land.

 

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The tourists soon realised that the scene they were about to witness was much more serious than they had anticipated.

 

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Each time the rhino tryed to pull herself up on to the bank she slid back into the water. The noise of her struggle was attracting the lions attention.

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Seeing that the rhino was going to put up a fight, the tourists watched as the lions attempted to get nearer by going from another angle.

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The vicious trio were almost licking their lips at the thought of an easy lunch.

 

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Once the lions had managed to circle the vulnerable rhino, they took hold of their opportunity to pounce.