The giraffe fought hard for its life against the lion

When you actually feel sorry for a lion and think the giraffe is being a jerk… and then realize it’s a mother avenging the death of her child. Intense drama!
That giraffe is badass! There is a lot of pent up anger and hostility. There is nothing wrong with letting those lions be on the receiving end of things for a change. That was a mother’s pure anger and revenge for the lions killing her child.

Average adult female giraffes can weigh nearly one metric ton and males a bit over that. You probably don’t want to get kicked or stamped on by one, not even if you’re a lion. Lions are usually wary of adult giraffes because of the behaviour seen here; they are not pushovers.

The other lions are stunned beyond disbelief, seeing their fallen comrade being killed by the very meat they intend on eating.
That giraffe must have felt like the absolute king in this moment. He channeled the energy of his ancestors that were hunted by lions, and made this one kill in their honor.