The helpful Hippo that rescues helpless animals from Mara river
Visitors to a safari camp close to where the film Out Of Africa was shot stood in awe as they witnessed the annual Wildebeest migration.
But as they watched thousands of animals cross the raging Mara river they were astonished to see a Hippo come to the rescue of two drowning stragglers.
The strong current separated a Wildebeest, or Gnu, from her calf and she watched helplessly as it was swept away.
'To everyone's amazement the Hippo came to the Gnu's rescue and pushed it gently to the river bank', said Abdul Karim, the head guide at Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
The infant panted for a moment before getting up and running to its watching mother.
But the female Hippo's work did not finish there. Within ten minutes she spotted a little Zebra crossing the same stretch of water and pushed it across, its tiny head struggling to keep above the torrent.
'It was an unforgettable incident', said Mr Karim.
Maternal love can be so strong it can even surpass species boundaries', he added.
Huge concentrations of game move between Kenya and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park every year in the constant search for fresh grazing.
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A Zebra appeared to dice with death by leaning its head into the jaws of a Hippopotamus –but it emerged unscathed after 15 minutes cleaning the mighty mammal's teeth.
The Hippo is one of world's most aggressive animals and can kill with one snap of its powerful jaw.
Visitors to the zoo where both animals live were amazed to see the Zebra craning its neck into the mouth of the water-loving mammal.
But their surprise increased when they realised the striped creature was cleaning the Hippo's teeth.
Si bien en todos estos casos los grandes protagonistas fueron Hipopótamos, seguramente hay muchas demostraciones similares por parte de otras Criaturas.
...Y aquí las tienen. En tres de estas historias, los héroes, o salvadores, son Serpientes.