I came across this on a newsite the other day and it made me cry. It was the saddest thing ever. The story began at Isimangaliso Wetland Park in South Africa when 2 male hippos started fighting and tour guide Stacey Farrell began taking photographs.
In the fray one of the males(seen on the left) snatched up a little baby hippo nearby(for reasons unknown) despite it’s mother (seen on the right)chasing other hippos for HRS away from her calf, trying to shield it from harm and keeping it safe.
He then tosses the defenseless baby up into the air like a rag doll.
The distraught mother watches in horror but is unable to get her baby back….
So the mother hippo then bites down hard on the other hippo’s neck so he’ll release her baby except it only causes him to clamp down his powerful jaws and sharp teeth on the little baby even harder.
Sadly the 5 day old calf died days later due to it’s injuries despite it’s mother’s desperate attempts to save it.I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It was just so sad. 😦