Posted by: Marty Fahncke | June 2, 2007

Never give up – The Battle at Kruger

Leave it to me to find an inspirational message in National Geographic-like amateur video!

The video below is one of the most amazing things you’ll ever see. 

In it, a pride of lions attacks a herd of cape buffalo.  They manage to get a baby buffalo down.  Just when you think it’s all over, watch what happens.  Amazing…

After watching this, I realize a few things that are applicable to life and business.  Here is what I take from it:

From the baby buffalo:

  • There is always hope.   I thought the baby buffalo was a goner, but he might just make it
  • Keep your friends and family close.  You just never know when you’re going to need them

From the lions:

  • Don’t rest on your laurels.  From the lions perspective, they thought they had lunch made in the shade.  They shouldn’t have been so sure of themselves

From the buffalo herd:

  • Take care of the ones you love, especially the young ones
  • If you can get the support of your friends and family, you can accomplish just about anything, including taking on a pride of lions

Update 8/7/07

There is a new TV show premiering tonight (August 7, 2007) on ABC called i-Caught 
According to the program description it is “A series about the proliferation of video images and the effects on people pictured in them.”

One of the videos they will be focusing on is the one I’ve had posted here, which I’ve now learned is being called “The Battle at Kruger”. 

This has been a very popular posting on my blog, and I’ll be interested to hear more about how it came about. 



  1. I came to your site because of this post and its title. Thank you for the video – truly amazing and the sharing your reflective thought on life and business. One of the more inpirational readings I have encountered on WP logs.

    Thank you for sharing!

    With regards,

  2. Marty:

    this is awesome!

    BTW I love the new look and feel of the blog.

  3. I’m glad to see that buffalo-lion battle has touched you as well. It’s a great lesson in unity that we humans ought to learn from. Feel free to read my thoughts at

    Peace & Love

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: