Massive lion fends off more than 20 hyenas during attack, wild video shows

In a moment one could imagine as a harrowing scene straight out of Disney’s “The Lion King,” footage shared by BBC Earth recently captured a lion’s intense struggle to fend off more than 20 hyenas.

The lion, named Red, appears to unknowingly venture into a hyena territory — a move that could have easily ended in his demise.

The fight ensues for several moments as the lion growls at the cackling hyenas, who paw and bite at him. At one point,  Red’s energy appears to fade.

But in a heroic moment, Tatu, a friend of Red’s, rushes to his rescue after hearing the struggle.  Together the two fend off the hyenas.