Clash of the heavyweights: Hippo confronts rhino

Jul 24, 2014, 11:21 IST |

The video shot in an animal park in Swaziland shows a curious rhino getting too close to a baby hippo, which agitates the mother hippo and she charges the rhino. Watch the footage to know more

In what can be termed as the clash of the super heavy weights, a rhino gets too close to a baby hippo only to be shooed away by the angry mother of the hippo.

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Hippo takes on a rhino
The mother hippo confronts the rhino as it gets too close to her offspring

Sensing danger, the mother hippo charges the rhino baring her large teeth and the scared rhino makes a hasty retreat.

 Hippo vs rhino
The rhino is chased away by the angry mother hippo

The incident, which was caught on camera, took place at an animal park in Swaziland.

The rhinoceros is the second-largest land mammal in the world and an adult male can weigh more than 3,500 kg while a fully grown male hippopotemus can reach upto 2,000 kg

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