The helpful hippo that rescues helpless animals from Mara river



But as they watched thousands of animals cross the raging Mara river they were astonished to see a hippo come to the rescue of two drowning stragglers.
The strong current separated a wildebeest, or gnu, from her calf and she watched helplessly as it was swept away.


‘To everyone’s amazement the hippo came to the gnu’s rescue and pushed it gently to the river bank,’ said Abdul Karim, the head guide at Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
The infant panted for a moment before getting up and running to its watching mother.
But the female hippo’s work did not finish there. Within ten minutes she spotted a little zebra crossing the same stretch of water and pushed it across, its tiny head struggling to keep above the torrent.

‘It was an unforgettable incident,’ said Mr Karim.
‘Maternal love can be so strong it can even surpass species boundaries,’ he added.
Huge concentrations of game move between Kenya and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park every year in the constant search for fresh grazing.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/846823-the-helpful-hippo-that-rescues-helpless-animals#ixzz14zn9V2FF

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2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Ammara said,

    awwwwwwwwww on the mara river?
    thast is SO cools

  2. 2

    Chu said,

    exactlyyy you have a WHOLE RIVER =o


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