WATCH: Elephant gives 3 baby hippos a big 'skrik'

2018-12-05 06:30
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Latest Sightings' most recent video shows us elephants can be grumpy as hell. Very protective of her turf, this elephant was not comfy with any visitors. Even if they were just three (seemingly harmless) baby hippos. 

This footage was taken by Evan Malsbury in the Umfolozi River in South Africa.

Evan told “We were part of an organized tour group that had arranged for a river cruise. There were several other boats on the river, nothing too unusual prior to this sighting, just many hippo groups grazing along the river.

WATCH: Male lion ruins lionesses' hunt of a warthog says that according to the boat driver and the tour director, seeing elephants along the river as part of this cruise is  extremely unusual. 

Apparently, this was rare even for the tour director/cruise driver, it was the most unusual thing seen during our 14 day trip to South Africa. The tour director proposed that the hippos were younger and that they were learning about how to interact with elephants, and that the elephants were just trying to cross the river. It all seemed like a territorial standoff to me though.”

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