This is the amazing moment a heroic hippo saved a gnu from certain death. After being bitten by a crocodile, the large antelope is seen being dragged slowly under the water. But just in time, a nearby hippo is seen making its way across the water to help the animal in its hour of need.
The gnu struggling to get to the bank of the river is dragged back by the crocodile.
The incredible rescue happened on the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.
The gnu is getting weaker by the second but the hippos are closing in.
Another hippo notices the struggling animal and makes its way through the water.
The hippos group around the struggling gnu as the crocodile clings on.
More hippos join and the herd scare away the crocodile as it slips beneath the murky water.
In its panic the gnu ends up swimming further back into the water, with the crocodile holding on tightly, it is now the hippo that begins to intervene.
The gnu struggling to get to the bank of the river is dragged back by the crocodile, a hippo is also seen strafing both animals.
The hippo is seen in this video nudging the gnu on the to bank of the river.
One of the biggest hippos protects the gnu as it makes its way back to the shoreline, guarding it from any further attacks.
Back at shore, a hippo eyes the gnu it helped save.
One of the biggest hippos is seen guarding the gnu, encouraging it to leave the water.
Isn’t it amazing how even animals can stick together in the wild?