Matira Magazin Wildlife

Did an eland kill the lion Grimace?

One year ago, on 13.10.15, the Matira crew found the remains of the lion Grimace – after missing a long time. But what killed the legendary Notch brother?

About 40 meters from the carcass of the lion, the dead body of an eland was found. The great beast, which could defend itself with mighty horns, was in a conspicuously similar condition to the lion. This suggests that there was a struggle between the two animals that did not produce any winners. The bite of a lion and the horns of an eland – both sealed the fates of the otherwise so unequal fighters.

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