Aardvark (Anteater) Tries to Outrun Hyena in an Epic Chase!

katma 3 Kas 2020
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An aardvark was out unusually early in the day, and a passing brown hyena thought it would be an easy catch, but he was wrong!
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It’s rare to see a brown hyena and even more so to see an aardvark in open plains during daylight, as aardvarks are nocturnal animals. That’s exactly what made this sighting extra spectacular!
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This sighting was captured by Etienne, the Content Creator for the Greater Mabula Private Game Reserve (www.mabula.com, @MabulaGameLodge on Facebook & @Mabula_Game_Lodge_Official on Instagram), on the game reserve itself on an open plain known as the TPA plains, which is usually where the lodge hosts their champagne breakfasts underneath the 100-year old Wild Fig Tree.
“We had initially gone to the open plain to admire the iconic Wild Fig Tree is estimated to be over 100 years old. As we approached the plain, we got a call on the game drive radio that they had spotted an aardvark foraging on the open plain. It was already a magical sighting to witness a relaxed aardvark bumbling about the plain in the daytime. As we were admiring the aardvark, our guide-Andrew-noticed a brown hyena approaching the plains! To have a sighting of just witnessing these two incredibly rare and usually nocturnal animals during the day was an unforgettable moment.” They told LatestSightings.com
“We had never imagined that the sighting would get even more unbelievable with the interaction of the brown hyena trying to hunt the aardvark! At first, we thought that the brown hyena had spotted something else that it had begun to chase-perhaps an antelope or smaller animal like a scrub hare that we couldn’t see-it was only once the aardvark began running that we realized that the brown hyena was actually targeting the aardvark!”
“The feelings of pure astonishment, amazement, and disbelief were overwhelming! We had never imagined that an aardvark was able to run so quickly and to see it escape into its burrow was a moment of absolute awe. After the rush of adrenaline of the brown hyena nearly managing to get a grip on the aardvark a couple of times, it was simply breath-taking to watch the aardvark manage to escape into one of its burrows that the brown hyena could not access despite its initial efforts.”
“As if things could not get worse for the brown hyena, it was then chased by the herd of wildebeest that was watching it nearby! The sighting ended by the brown hyena dashing its way off of the plains, most likely in search of another meal. Though we waited for some time on the plain, the aardvark did not emerge out of its burrow.”
“This sighting of the interaction between the brown hyena and the aardvark was exceptionally rare. On the Greater Mabula Private Game Reserve, we are fortunate enough to spot brown hyena and aardvark on a regular basis, but never had we witnessed the two species interacting before! It’s amazing to now be able to firmly say that aardvark is one of the potential prey species of the brown hyenas in this area. It was also fascinating to see the predator-prey interaction between the brown hyena and wildebeest as the herd grouped together to chase the brown hyena off the plain.”
“It’s in these exceptionally rare sightings that you truly appreciate the complexity and beauty of wildlife and the bush, so we would really just advise anyone who is lucky enough to witness something like this to soak in everything that they are witnessing-and to of course have their camera always ready because you never know what you might see out on safari!”
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  • akuapiatas


    2 saatler önce

    only to duck down a cobra's den ohwel at least he won't be made to watch his ass be eaten by the hyena

  • kamlesh bagrecha

    kamlesh bagrecha

    6 saatler önce

    God's great. God's amazing. 🤡

  • amitjain11000


    8 saatler önce

    Brilliant save

  • Tariq Mehmood

    Tariq Mehmood

    15 saatler önce


  • poussy


    15 saatler önce

    kill all those horrible hyenas

    • HyenaBoy


      3 saatler önce

      I do know for a fact that you don't actually want them wiped out (and that you don't really hate them). And I have proof of both things.

  • Paul Warrington

    Paul Warrington

    23 saatler önce

    This show the limit of the hyenas intelligence. If they could recognise an ardvark hole, think ahead, and work to gether, all it would take is for one to sit by the hole waiting and the other to chase it to it... I guess lions nor any other predator out there hasn't worked this out... Otherwise there would be no ardvarks... Crows and ravens I know can solve problems 7 steps ahead.... Dam smart. I can't even do that. 🤣

  • Ahmad Saeed live in Korea

    Ahmad Saeed live in Korea

    Gün önce

    before watch this videoi think he can't catch 😂😂😂

  • Эльдорадо Алиев

    Эльдорадо Алиев

    Gün önce

    Что это было с гну? 😂😂 У них вдруг проснулся стадный разум и салидарность?)

  • D. S

    D. S

    Gün önce

    I'm glad the lil fella managed to get down his hole, that would of been one painful way to die!



    Gün önce

    *These hyenas are more clever and different than regular hyenas*

  • Ashiraf 256

    Ashiraf 256

    Gün önce

    Hyena must be a hybrid with all that fur

  • PC Gaming & Sports

    PC Gaming & Sports

    2 gün önce

    Looks like a sloth , runs like a rabbit

  • José Freitas Oliveira

    José Freitas Oliveira

    2 gün önce

    Predadores oportunistas...

  • Sinful-Killa


    2 gün önce

    Beam me down scottie

  • Mike 10

    Mike 10

    2 gün önce

    🤣 they ran him off after he lost

  • LemonadeLover


    2 gün önce

    Rabbits will do that too, my dogs have never caught one, but that doesnt stop them from trying tho lol

  • Robyn Guinn

    Robyn Guinn

    2 gün önce

    Beautiful vanishing act

  • Dark Sora

    Dark Sora

    2 gün önce

    Nice to see him being intelligent and sticking close to home. This reminds me of starting out on Ark: Survival Evolved and trying to remain low key for as long as possible. Lol

  • Guardian Of Strategy

    Guardian Of Strategy

    2 gün önce

    God dam witches.. we must take it to court

  • SelfMadeBum


    2 gün önce

    Aardvarks are not anteaters.

  • Anthony Johnson

    Anthony Johnson

    2 gün önce

    My daughter never seen this episode of Arthur

  • Nesalomivom Unbroken

    Nesalomivom Unbroken

    2 gün önce

    *Cuando grabas mientras te estás rascando los 🥚's...* 🤨

  • MacChris Kib

    MacChris Kib

    2 gün önce

    that smoke ... lool

  • Jay Oh

    Jay Oh

    2 gün önce

    Crazy Hyena devoured Aardvark in tenth of a seconds 🙃

  • B Lado

    B Lado

    3 gün önce

    Wow. I have never seen a hyena with this much fur.

  • Renn Rodriguez

    Renn Rodriguez

    3 gün önce

    That Hyena looks like a Japanese Ninja...

  • GrrMeister


    3 gün önce

    *_Lauging_** Hyenas are the most despicable, and number one in the US right now is Kamala Harris*

  • Lee Rios

    Lee Rios

    3 gün önce

    Ant eater went back to his crib

  • Vishal Chaudhary

    Vishal Chaudhary

    3 gün önce

    Anteater be like : Maybe next time bitch.

  • Thomas Covington

    Thomas Covington

    4 gün önce

    The calvary comes to the rescue at the end!

  • Adrian Guerra

    Adrian Guerra

    4 gün önce

    Ese animal obviamente es un pariente cercano del armadillo sudamericano , es igual su cabeza , orejas y cuerpo , sólo le falta la caparazón.
    También es igual su hábito de hacer cuevas para vivir.

  • Laid Back

    Laid Back

    4 gün önce

    It's a hard life in the wild!

  • соколов вадим

    соколов вадим

    4 gün önce

    Браво муравьед, или кто ты там носатик!!!

    • Галина Павловна

      Галина Павловна

      3 gün önce

      Это трубкозуб, удивительное животное !!!

  • Ozar Maday

    Ozar Maday

    4 gün önce

    Ex, kaftor, çok rəsiş... Dı dılınqiə kaftoron hejo joğo bıboy!

  • MrCancer1965


    4 gün önce

    I thought the Hyena caught the Aardvark at first. Then on replay the video showed the Aardvark escaping into a hole in the ground. That was pretty cool and quick also. Good Footage.

  • mrsoseji


    4 gün önce

    That is some gorgeous looking brown hyena👍

  • Andouille


    4 gün önce

    That does not look like the usual hyena. Is it some variant?

    • HyenaBoy


      3 saatler önce

      It's a brown hyena.



    4 gün önce

    Yooooo!!!! I thought he caught it! That thing dove into the ground

  • Onetime 4-Real

    Onetime 4-Real

    4 gün önce

    Literally left him in the dust

  • Alpha Omega

    Alpha Omega

    4 gün önce

    Holy crap! It disappeared!!! 😶

  • Don Berry

    Don Berry

    4 gün önce

    Great escape !

  • Vedic Warrior वैदिक योद्धा

    Vedic Warrior वैदिक योद्धा

    4 gün önce

    Good camera work! 👏👍

  • Bobby's Worlds

    Bobby's Worlds

    4 gün önce

    Weird looking hyenas

  • Edwin Algarin

    Edwin Algarin

    5 gün önce

    It got away didn't think it would



    5 gün önce

    Ants: Damn! You almost got him bro!!

  • Fabio Fatigati

    Fabio Fatigati

    5 gün önce


  • Fabio Fatigati

    Fabio Fatigati

    5 gün önce

    Ah ah ah 🖕Hyena🖕

  • mister smith

    mister smith

    5 gün önce

    Damm! That Aardvark was haulin ass👍

  • pep


    5 gün önce

    That doesn't look all that like a hyena.

  • buck johnson

    buck johnson

    5 gün önce

    That was a magical anteater, he just disappeared.

  • Gibson Chikafa

    Gibson Chikafa

    5 gün önce

    1k dislikes from ants 🐜

  • David Carson

    David Carson

    5 gün önce

    That dust the aardvark made resembled the smoke 💨 his paws created in that run to and down his hole

  • Underrated 77

    Underrated 77

    5 gün önce

    Hyenas dont try to hide or nothing when they hunt prey. He or she just walked boldly through the field like it's going to the kitchen to go look in the refrigerator 😂

  • Γιάννης Χαρικαπολυς

    Γιάννης Χαρικαπολυς

    6 gün önce

    Wow he is as fast as the pink panther cartoon!

  • mickel mccain

    mickel mccain

    6 gün önce

    You never watch the ant and the aardvark on pink panther

  • lakmeister


    6 gün önce

    Lol dissappear in 20 secs..
    Police came to late again!!!
    Aardvark was a Tommy Cooper fan!!

  • Christopher Chapman

    Christopher Chapman

    6 gün önce

    I just pulled a Houdini lol

  • 1Drummer


    6 gün önce

    🎼🎶“Has anybody here got an aardvark?”🎶🎼

  • pMp Rei

    pMp Rei

    6 gün önce

    Brilliant escape! Well done Mr Aardvark.

  • Happy Ngulube

    Happy Ngulube

    6 gün önce

    Nice one Ant eater

  • KKAP P

    KKAP P

    6 gün önce

    Rod and Larry😂😂😂 vs. Tom n Jerry

  • TjamVideoMan


    6 gün önce

    The wildebeests chased it away because - NOBODY likes hyenas!!

  • Joseph Ahmed

    Joseph Ahmed

    6 gün önce

    This is not hyena, we call in Soomaali Weir. So give him one of it is local names.

  • Tom Yin

    Tom Yin

    7 gün önce

    That's an aardvark, not an anteater.



    7 gün önce

    That aardvark a 🪄 magician!

  • wazza banzook

    wazza banzook

    7 gün önce

    that's not a spotted hyena

  • Brian Magee

    Brian Magee

    7 gün önce

    Houdini would have been proud of Varky

  • Rick Tims III

    Rick Tims III

    7 gün önce

    Ha!! That hyena literally "bit the dust"!! lmao

  • Kayne Noehl

    Kayne Noehl

    7 gün önce

    i like aarvk

  • Sean Gaw

    Sean Gaw

    8 gün önce

    You gotta give it to the Wilderbeast they stand up for the weak when they can in a group 👍 people forget that these Wilderbeast in way save the little guy's life.

  • joehoe79


    8 gün önce

    Mission failed, we'll get em next time

  • Jay S

    Jay S

    8 gün önce

    Lol damn I thought the ant eater was done. 1st I didnt know they could run that fast Wow. The hyena was so confident but then down the hole. lol. That hyena looked pissed and miffed.

  • Bassassin


    8 gün önce

    And aardvark is not the same as an anteater. Do your homework please.

  • jirawoot vongpee

    jirawoot vongpee

    9 gün önce


  • harry mangan

    harry mangan

    9 gün önce

    Animals look out for each other. More intelligent than us they eat to survive. We are destroying the planet to eat and survive

  • Buff Production

    Buff Production

    9 gün önce

    pretty much made a fool out of that hyena

  • Benny H

    Benny H

    9 gün önce

    How many ants do aardvarks need to eat to fulfill their hunger?

  • James Angelo

    James Angelo

    9 gün önce

    That aardvark was running routes like an elite receiver. That brown hyena stood there in disbelief. Lol

  • Dr. Yasser Abulenin

    Dr. Yasser Abulenin

    9 gün önce

    سبحان الذي خلق فسوى وقدر فهدى

  • Gary Newis

    Gary Newis

    9 gün önce

    Weirdest chase I’ve ever seen lol.

  • Keith Warren

    Keith Warren

    9 gün önce

    He mad as hell, and still searching, he is pissed

  • Gabbi Gabbi

    Gabbi Gabbi

    10 gün önce

    wow this hyena is different

  • JQ Khan

    JQ Khan

    10 gün önce

    Great escape

  • ramonsantiagojr


    10 gün önce

    That Aardvark was like eff this shit, not tahday

  • Daniel Shu

    Daniel Shu

    10 gün önce

    So rare, Brown Hyena!

  • eeyyaakk


    11 gün önce

    What an amazing ability that they can easily find their hole as if they had GPS, and all the while dodging the predator!

  • Louis Sabater

    Louis Sabater

    11 gün önce

    He’s not the first word in the alphabet for nothing!

  • Michael Murchinson

    Michael Murchinson

    11 gün önce

    Judging by his reaction to the chase, that Aardvark had a plan.

  • Peter Rodrigues

    Peter Rodrigues

    11 gün önce

    While lions and tigers aim for the neck.hyenas go for the leg chipping or chomping a chunk of meat while the prey waits for a miserable death. Glad any eater escaped.

  • Jima Forwood

    Jima Forwood

    12 gün önce

    I want one

  • Jew and Greek

    Jew and Greek

    12 gün önce

    Aaron Aardvark got the moves!

  • Øtto


    12 gün önce

    Was lowkey biting my lip😭 thought he got caught for a second... he was weaving pretty quickly tho

  • Raphael Dawkins Combat Radio

    Raphael Dawkins Combat Radio

    13 gün önce

    Sweet escape 👌🏾

  • L'Acadien en titi

    L'Acadien en titi

    13 gün önce

    The looser the hole, the better the chance.

  • Mercury Rising

    Mercury Rising

    13 gün önce

    Aardvark and Anteater are two separate animals.

  • Dwayne Walker

    Dwayne Walker

    13 gün önce

    Now that's what I call fast food 😤😳🤦🏿‍♂️😂

  • The Batman Who Posts

    The Batman Who Posts

    16 gün önce

    Looks like Arthur lives to read another day.

  • MrCorner21


    19 gün önce

    Lol he knew EXACTLY where his burrow was at

  • Animal boy 2000

    Animal boy 2000

    19 gün önce

    fun fact, aardvarks are not related to anteaters, anteaters are from south america, the aardvark is more closely related to elephants than anteaters.



    20 gün önce

    Amazing footage!