Lucky Wildebeest 'Cheats' Death In Dramatic Video

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Lucky Wildebeest 'Cheats' Death In Dramatic Video
Lucky Wildebeest 'Cheats' Death In Dramatic Video

This watering hole at Kruger National Park in South Africa offered visitors quite a sight. Until a huge croc bit down on a wildebeest’s head, while a smaller croc latched onto a hind leg. That’s usually how the story ends. But at a watering hole full of hippos, it’s a different story.

In past similar situations, National Geographic Explorer Douglas McCauley commented that it’s likely the hippos were being aggressive to stake their territory. In other words, it's not a case of a hippo rescue – it's more likely they were aggressively claiming their territory. A great example of how animals share space in the wild.

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