Baby Hippo Chases Off A Lion To Protect His Sick Mama

by Ana Luisa Suarez
Ana is an Associate Editor who loves animals and food. A good taco and a snuggle with her dogs is all she needs.

If someone tried to hurt your mother, what would you do? If you’re anything like this baby hippo, you’d go to any extreme to keep her safe.

In most cases, we hear about animals protecting their babies. There is no one more fierce than a scorned mother, so don’t you dare go near her little ones! This mother rabbit fended off a snake that was trying to touch her fluffy babies. But sometimes it is the baby that fights back!

While his mother lay injured and sick, this baby hippo was keeping watch. A hungry lion spotted the mother hippo in her fragile state and thought he’d get a nice lunch of two hippos, but that was not going to happen!

Not if this young hippo has anything to do about it. As soon as his mother was threatened, the hippo went right into action.

He didn’t appear afraid at all as he chased off the lion. There is a moment where you think the lion might win, as he is the experienced hunter, but the hippo manages to frighten him off and protect his mother. You can see this amazing act of bravery in the video below!

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