Two ‘hero’ hippos save a wildebeest from crocodile in incredible video
An Incredible footage shows the fearsome reptile leaping out of the water to attack its prey, but his attack foiled after two giant hippos turned up to save the poor animal.
The croc clamps its jaws onto the wildebeest’s leg and the mammal screams in agony.
But it refuses to give up and tussles with the predator for over eight minutes as it tries to escape.
Then help comes from a very unusual source. A pair of hippos suddenly come into view and approach the two battling animals.
After standing motionless for several moments they suddenly attack the crocodile, allowing the wildebeest to finally escape.
When it has reached safety, the beasts move off as the cameraman cheers in delight.
The remarkable encounter took place at Kruger National Park in South Africa.