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We can all relate to the lion on Planet Earth II last night

Yep, there's a wild cat in all of us

Published: Monday, 28th November 2016 at 10:15 am

We’ve all been there. Naively confident about the life choices we make and blissfully ignorant of our imminent humiliation. There is, indeed, a part of all of us in this lion that got annihilated by a giraffe on Planet Earth II last night.


The desert episode showed a giraffe being hunted by desperate lions on all sides.

One big cat leapt up to strike the fatal blow, but the giraffe wasn’t having it – it drop kicked the lion out of the way, then trampled all over it before making a swift exit.

As one viewer put it, the giraffe “mugged that lion right off”.

It really helped a lot of people put their woes into perspective:

And real empathy...

This face-off was the latest in a spate of high-octane fight scenes in David Attenborough’s new series – from racer snakes v iguana to jaguar v caiman – it’s been a nail-biting journey.


Planet Earth II continues on Sunday at 8pm on BBC1. The next episode will focus on Grasslands


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