Young Hippo Tries to Play With Crocodile
All work and no play is no fun for anyone, including hippos.
Margrit Harris witnessed this firsthand when she captured a video of a hippo trying to play with an unobliging crocodile in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
The video shows a young hippo chasing the crocodile in a watering hole, before the reptile flees the water with the hippo at its tail. The video ends with a group of elephants chasing the hippo away from its would-be playmate.
“It was rather extraordinary to watch this hippo chasing this crocodile around and this croc not doing too much about it,” said Harris, who founded the wildlife organization Nikela, which supports wildlife conservationists. (Read "Crocodile Poaching Booms as Egypt