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Extremely Rare Images Show An Elephant Attacking A Hippo

These are extremely rare images of an elephant attacking a hippopotamus. I would venture to say, that this type of thing doesn’t happen all that often, since the only time these two heavyweight are only in close proximity when the elephant is drinking at a water hole, or at the river. Hippos account for more human deaths  than most other species like lions, or even crocodiles. Hippos (especially bulls or mothers with young) can be quite aggressive. But in this particular instance, it’s the elephant who is the aggressor. And as you can plainly see….the elephant tosses the hippo  with relative ease.

This female hippo was flipped several feet into the air as she stood her ground against an aggressive elephant bull at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Namibia.The elephant was grazing alongside a group of hippos, but took exception when the mother hippo ventured slightly too close. Amazingly, the mother emerged relatively unscathed from the attack, apparently suffering nothing worse than a little gash on her side – and a rather bruised ego.

 

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