Pygmy hippos help duckling get out of water


This video was recorded on 6 June 2015 in Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands. There was a mother mallard duck with ducklings in the pygmy hippopotamus compound.

One duckling landed in the water. It tried desperately to get out. But the bank was too high; it failed.

Then, a pygmy hippo helped to get the duckling out of the water, so it could rejoin its mother.

Zoo visitor Breshna Senchi made this video. At first, she was afraid the hippos would eat the duckling. However, pygmy hippos don’t eat meat.

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