Being bored in hippopotamus looking for giant crocodile to harass the strees


This is the unbelievable moment a baby hippo pushes its luck and harasses a crocodile minding its own business. This incredible sighting was observed in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

These two species rarely interact, but both may have to compete for the same food source from time to time as hippos are omnivores, whereas crocodiles are strictly carnivores. It has often been observed that crocodiles and hippos feed off the same carcass nearby water or even in the water. But they are not at all, what you would call friends.

58-Year old tour guide and photographer, Jan Hrbáček from WildPhoto was utterly fortunate to experience this rare interaction and shared the exciting story with

“A large crocodile was basking in the sun on the bank of a waterhole. After a while, two hippos made their way out and approached the crocodile. One of the hippos started biting the crocodile’s tail. The crocodile seemed agitated, but did not retaliate immediately.”

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“He slowly retreated back to the water for safety, with one of the hippos short on his tail. The second hippo followed the chase, but thankfully the crocodile was able to escape these two instigators and disappeared. The hippos returned to their pod as if this had just been another normal day in the bush.”

“This was truly rare for me, as I had never witnessed an interaction between hippos and crocodiles – especially to this extent. One should never rush when observing animals and interactions in the wild. Wait patiently and most importantly – ALWAYS have your camera ready – you never know what may happen next.”

As always, we will never truly know what Mother Nature intends when such scenes unfold. However, it may be very possible that this was a cow and calf hippo. Where the calf was the cheeky one – knowing its mommy will have its back no matter the situation. When the mother decided that the little one had enough fun for the day, she must have called it back to safety. As the crocodile will have a way bigger advantage against the young hippo when in the water and the hippo cow may not have been able to save it then.
Baby Hippo Harasses Crocodile Minding its own Business


An interesting video recorded by veteran photographer Lean van Biljon in Kruger National Park (South Africa) shows that despite being a notorious predator, crocodiles still have to respect hippos and do not dare to compete. food with this animal.

As can be seen at the beginning of the video, the crocodiles ambush and attack the calf when it reaches the riverbank to drink water, and quickly pull the prey into the water.

Immediately, a lot of crocodiles joined the “party”, and they prepared to eat their prey. However, the crocodile suddenly encountered a new obstacle, which is the hippopotamus.

The struggle ensued to regain the prey. However, the victory quickly belonged to the bigger, and stronger. Once again, the crocodiles “submitted” to the annoying enemy.

Hippos are mammals that mainly eat grass. It is one of the largest land mammals and the heaviest even-toed ungulate, although much smaller than the giraffe.

Hippo’s favorite habitat is half underwater, half on land. They usually inhabit the rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps of West Africa where males dominate a section of river and lead herds of 5 to 30 females and their young.

Despite their clumsy and slow appearance, hippos are exceptionally agile and dangerous. They are considered to be the most aggressive creatures in the world.

Even crocodiles, known as the “swamp king”, often have to avoid hand-to-hand encounters with hippos.

According to statistics, the jaws of hippos can crush one or two crocodiles about 3m long. Their ferocity is stronger than any large animal.

No wild animal in Africa kills more people than hippos. Every year, an average of 2900 people are killed by this animal.

Hippos are especially aggressive when it comes to trespassing their territory and touching their offspring. That is why it is very easy for the aborigines in Africa to lose their lives when they accidentally invade the territory of the hippo. They will chase, drag them into the lagoon, bite their boat.


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