Hippo Mom Protects Baby From Elephant

by Rebecca on February 6, 2014

in Animal Stories

Angry elephant flips mother hippopotamus  into the air with its trunk as she tries to protect her calf

  • The female hippo emerged relatively unscathed from the attack
  • Scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian Van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia

By TARA BRADY

Charge: The hippos got to close for comfort for the elephant who was grazing alongside them happily at first

Charge: The hippos got to close for comfort for the elephant who was grazing alongside them happily at first

A mother hippo was flipped several feet into the air as she stood her ground against an aggressive elephant bull, giving her calf time to run to safety

A mother hippo was flipped several feet into the air as she stood her ground against an aggressive elephant bull, giving her calf time to run to safety

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2500717/Angry-elephant-flips-mother-hippopotamus-air-trunk-tries-protect-calf.html#ixzz2sO1gWRqn
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