1 Savage Hyena Takes Over As The New “King Of The Jungle”

A triumphant spotted hyena parading a decapitated lion’s head like a trophy

The scavenger was seen carrying the head of its prey, a lion who was bruised and battered after a wild battle with another lion.

A triumphant spotted hyena parading a decapitated lion’s head like a trophy

The Hyena swept in on the already damaged lion and took him by the throat, and kept going until the head came clean off.

   

A triumphant spotted hyena parading a decapitated lion’s head like a trophy

Retired IT teacher Verna Poorbaugh captured the grisly scene on safari in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

A triumphant spotted hyena parading a decapitated lion’s head like a trophy

A triumphant spotted hyena parading a decapitated lion’s head like a trophy

Verna, from San Diego in California, said: “We were on a safari drive when I happened to catch some movement in the bushes. I asked our driver Peter to stop, he stopped, backed up, and waited so that we could see what was happening. Out of the bushes came a hyena, and to our surprise it was carrying a lion’s head and heading directly towards us. He came right up to us, stopped, turned around and headed off into the bushes.”