Hippo rescues a small Wildebees

A Hippopotamus came to the rescue of a young wildebees when swimming the Mara River during a major crossing of the river my the herds in central Africa.

The hippo was watching as the wildebeest herd swam past. As soon as the calf jumped in, the hippo swam up to it and pushed it along all the way across until it had reached safety on the other side.

It then went back and did the same for a zebra foal just minutes later. The wildebeest and zebra were moving down in large numbers from the Masai Mara across the Lamai plains and crossing the Mara River.

Guests of Lemala Camp witnessed crossings every day. The photos were captured by Michael Yule and other

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