Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 month ago

How many hyenas does it take to kill a male lion?

3 Answers

  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Male lions are hyena killers. If there aren't a dozen of them, they better leave a healthy large male lion alone.  

  • joe
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    it depends on how healthy the lion is. generally, a lion can hold his own against a half dozen or so hyena if he can get away. but hyena actively fight and kill lions in packs of 6 or more. they are known to hunt them for spite and sport, and are the lions only true danger in the wild when it comes to other predators (other huge animals are a danger to them as well, but the focus is pon other predators, excluding humans)  2 hyena have the ABILITY to kill a lion, but the lion has a much higher probability of killing the hyena. generally they need to mob it all at once and just go to town not allowing the lion the oppertunity to attack back, pinning it down. if the lion gets the oppertunity to be on top or gets to turn around or can run away, it would take a few hyena to stand a chance. male lions actively kill hyena they come across and unless the hyena are in a pack, they have no chance of killing the lion. i've watched 7 hyena kill an adult male lion in the congo, and the same week watched 2 male lions chase a pack of 10 off of their kill

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    About half a dozen to a dozen.

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