One baby bison recently went against the natural order of things and bravely took himself out of the food chain — at least for the time being.
This clip captures the heart-stopping moment a wolf, hungry for its next meal, attacks a bison calf separated from the herd.
But in an amazing series of events, the baby, instead of attempting to outrun the predator, puts up a daring fight and manages to hold his own until the mother bison charges onto the scene and scares the inexperienced wolf away.
The video was posted to YouTube by National Geographic on Sunday and has received over 200,000 views.
If Darwin's idea of "survival of the fittest" applies to this furry little guy, watch out. As one user commented, there's no doubt he's the "future leader of the pack!"