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Hippo fights shark

Ever watched a hippo fight a shark? Now you can thanks to guide Stacey Farrell who filmed the moment a bull shark got a little too close to some hippos.

The Heritage Tours and Safaris guide saw the shark in iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and pulled her boat to the shore.

The hippos soon entered the water and the shark got quite a shock when the hippos started to attack.

Farrell said ” there are generally a lot of fish between the hippos, so it would be the best place for the shark to be looking for a snack. The water was very muddy and the shark started bumping into the hippo which caused them to start attacking the shark. The shark was much faster and managed to get away at the last second.”

Fun fact: female bull sharks use the estuary as a birthing ground. Check out our bull shark category for more bulls.

 

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