A few days ago I came across a really great article about a hippo that had been spotted helping animals cross the Mara river in Africa. It’s a really fascinating story and gives these large, often dangerous creatures a good name. From Metro.co.uk:
“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.
‘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.”