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WATCH | Hippo tries to rescue pregnant impala from hungry hyenas and sneaky leopard

WARNING: Video not for sensitive viewers

27 October 2021 - 14:00
The video shared by Latest Sightings proves that nature can sometimes not be inherently peaceful or serene.
The video shared by Latest Sightings proves that nature can sometimes not be inherently peaceful or serene.
Image: Latest Sightings

A video shared by Latest Sightings proves that nature can sometimes not be inherently peaceful or serene.

In the video, a fight broke out when a hungry wild dog took on a pregnant impala that was rescued by a hippo, hunted by a hyena and stolen by a leopard.

The video was captured by industrial psychologist Gabi Hotz while on a game drive in Djuma Sabi Sand, Greater Kruger.

Watch the video below (WARNING: Video not for sensitive viewers).

Explaining the sighting, Hotz said the unfortunate impala was not able to get out of the situation alive. 

“The commotion caused by a herd of elephant nearby resulted in the feasting wild dog running to join the rest of the pack. This created enough of a distraction for the leopard to take the leap and steal the impala, pulling it into the tree, away from any hungry mouths.”


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