Hippo heroes! Wildebeest’s unlikely rescue from the jaws of crocs [watch]

A video — posted to Facebook on 18 September — exhibiting a wildebeest seconds away from shedding its expensive life in a crocodile assault earlier than a herd of hippos come to its rescue, has gone viral for all the proper causes.


A wildebeest consuming water at a waterhole acquired fairly the shock when two crocodiles emerged from the water in search of a sizeable meal. In the video posted by “Latest Sightings – Kruger” on Facebook, the wildebeest is seen caught between two crocodiles who’re pouncing on both facet of its physique. 

In a twist of destiny, a herd of hippos swim in to rescue the wildebeest, attacking and chasing away the crocodiles. The hippos then guard and watch the animal swim to security.


The video racked up over 11 million views on Facebook. 

“The hippos came together and attacked the crocodile!  A wildebeest drinking at a waterhole got quite the surprise when, out of nowhere, a crocodile emerged from the water looking for a snack. In an incredible twist of fate, a pod of hippos that had been watching the scene from land charged in and quickly surrounded the thrashing crocodiles,” the submit was captioned. 

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In one other incident at the Kruger National Park, a video that has additionally gone viral, reveals a buffalo with one of its hindlegs caught whereas attempting to climb up an embankment, surrounded by lions able to pounce. The relaxation of the buffalo herd swoop in to avoid wasting the buffalo from a sure dying. 

“This is the awesome scene when a herd of buffalo closes ranks on a pride of eight hungry lionesses and rescues a stricken older bull from certain death. When the pride closed in, the buffalo moved the calves behind them and brought up their big males, weighing up to 900kg, to form a defensive wall,” in keeping with Latest Sightings. 

“One hind leg was left dangling and the lionesses sensed a bigger meal than just a calf and circled in for the kill, with one leaping up onto its haunches.But the “buffalo soldiers” have been having none of it and charged, repeatedly, to guard their aged herd member, forcing the lionesses to maintain retreating,” Latest Sightings reported.


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