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Monday, 15 November 2010

Tanzania – Miracle rescues by hippo in Serengeti

We would like to share this really sweet and tender story with all of you, what we believe might be the first ever recorded rescue of a baby zebra and wildebeest by the same hippo on the Mara River close to Lemala Mara Camp. Both were rescued within space of 10 minutes as they crossed over from the Lamai side, by mid October.

The photos and videos were captured by guests at Lemala Mara Camp as they were watching a major wildebeest crossing at the time.

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 continued then moving down in large numbers from the Maasai Mara across the Lamai plains and crossing the Mara River.

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