VIDEO: Hippos save wildebeest from hungry crocodile

Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 14:13:51-04

Incredible video recorded at South Africa’s Kruger National Park captured the moment two hippos saved a wildebeest from the death grip of a hungry crocodile.

The video was captured by a 72-year-old park visitor, Mervyn Van Wyk, who was visiting the park with his wife when the scene unfolded.


The crocodile was clamped down on the wildebeest's ankle near a river at park.

After a struggle, the crocodile begins to drag its prey into the river

That's when a pair of nearby hippos came to the rescue.

They advance on the underwater crocodile, freeing the injured wildebeest which is seen scampering up a hill to safety.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource