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Hippo Saves Baby Zebra Crossing River

A friendly hippo in the waters of an African river was an unlikely lifeguard to a baby zebra trying to cross. In the video below, the hippo watches a herd of zebras crossing over, but one foal struggles in the current and starts drifting downriver.

The hippo follows after the foal and helps push it towards the shore! But the little creature is still struggling at the shoreline, and gets caught between some rocks. So the gigantic hippo stands behind it to make sure it goes the right way. The baby zebra is a bit dazed and scared, but eventually it makes it safely to the other side thanks to its very unusual “ferryman”!