The animal world isn’t always so cutthroat, not every situation is eat or be eaten. Sometimes, interspecies friendships develop and sometimes animals just decide to step in and help another animal. The perfect example is below in this amazing video of a hippo saving and then helping a Gnu (wildebeest).

The Gnu, which is also known as an antelope, was in a precarious position one day in the brown waters of the river. It had a crocodile attached to its back legs and that would have been its last moments if not for the hippo’s intervention.

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This hippo hero doesn’t stop there, you won’t believe what else he does to help out the antelope even more. It’s fascinating to see the unusual bond between two animals of a different species, especially when one is so large. Watch this amazing gentle giant rescue his fellow animal friend from a common predator, the crocodile.

 

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