Hippo Decides To Intervene When He Sees An Antelope In Distress

OnishchenkoVadimPublished: March 14, 2014Updated: January 10, 2018424,287 views
Published: March 14, 2014Updated: January 10, 2018

You never know when you’re going to meet a new friend when in need. Life has a strange way of giving us support and showing us that we are not alone when we least expect it.

There have been numerous cases of discovering who is friend and who is foe, and it might take us by complete surprise. Unfortunately, many people find that the ones we thought of as friends were actually the ones to turn their backs, and a random stranger on the street was willing to give both hands to help us up.

Life in nature isn’t that much different. Although unlikely, we’ve seen it a few times, mortal enemies becoming best friends in the face of danger and being joined at the hip from that point in time. It seems that animals too have the same sense of right and wrong and good and bad as we do. Just look at this footage, and you’ll understand what we’re talking about.

Photographer Vadim Onishchenko captured this incredibly rare moment while on a photo safari on the Mara River in Kenya. After a crocodile had caught a gnu (a type of antelope) crossing the river, a group of hippos observing the scene quickly made their way over, with one hippo in particular scaring off the crocodile. The situation became even more amazing after that same hippo escorted the gnu back to shore!

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      Kira7 · 48 weeks ago

      did the antelope ever get up ? did it make it and survive?

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      rusty2 · 10 weeks ago

      It looked like the croc did away with part of his left leg which means he eventually ended up as croc bait.