How many hyenas can kill a lion?
Are hyenas stronger than lions?
Lions are larger and stronger than hyenas, but what advantage do hyenas have over lions? Hyenas outnumber lions and use their larger populations to compete with lions for food.
Can hyenas kill a male lion?
Lionesses often submit to hyenas when outnumbered and even abandon their kills. However, hyenas do tend to avoid mature male lions because they do not tolerate them and when cornered or threatened, charge head first and kill any hyena they can get their paws upon.
Are hyenas afraid of lions?
Why do hyenas only fear lions, but are not intimidated with a group of lioness? Actually, hyenas are pretty wary of all lions, including females. However, when they outnumber them by a good bit, they can drive female lions from their food. This happens because animals do not think of fighting in human terms.