Lion's Battle With More Than 20 Hyenas Is This Year's Most Gripping Nature Video

Watch one of nature's fiercest predators in a fight for its life.

Even a lion needs an occasional rescue.

Dramatic footage from BBC Earth shows a lion nicknamed Red trying to fend off more than 20 hyenas.

Red put up a good fight, but the hyenas were quickly wearing him down... until a pal named Tatu turned up for a last-second rescue.

Check it out in the clip above.

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