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Tragedy: Zebra swims for its life to escape from crocodile - but is eaten by waiting lionesses (video)

A heartbreaking saga of misfortune has been captured on camera by a hot air balloon traversing over the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.  The footage of the live kill was uploaded on Safari LIVE's YouTube channel on Wednesday.  The video shows a fully grown zebra undergo a perilous journey through a crocodile infested river.

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

A heartbreaking saga of misfortune has been captured on camera by a hot air balloon traversing over the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

The footage of the live kill was uploaded on Safari LIVE's YouTube channel on Wednesday.

The video shows a fully grown zebra undergo a perilous journey through a crocodile infested river.

As the animal waded into the river, a crocodile started tailing it from under the water, just ready to pounce.

The zebra somehow moved away fast enough and scampered up the savanna on the other side.

It looked like a narrow escape, but unbeknownst to the animal, its nightmare had just begun.

A lioness ambushed the zebra once it got to land. It tried to flee but was pinned down to the ground. Another lioness joined in and the unfortunate animal had to ultimately keep its date with death.

Comments on the video ranged from a cheeky 'And so you thought you were having a bad day' to philosophical observations about the beauty and cruelty of nature.

Zebra escapes from crocodile - but is eaten by lions (video)

 

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