Incredible footage captures the moment an aggressive hippo was surrounded by a pack of African wild dogs.
The encounter was caught on camera by Ranger Gareth van Rooyen at the Mala Mala Game Reserve, a game reserve located within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga province, South Africa.
Hippos are highly territorial animals that can become extremely aggressive when threatened. While they have long been considered herbivores because they primarily feed on vegetation, they have no problem killing and eating other animals. Wild dogs are one of the most ferocious species in Afria, but even they know to tread lightly when crossing paths with an angry hippo.