Newborn hippo rescued from hungry crocodiles

Parents welcome baby right next to crocs ready to pounce


Wild hippo parents welcome a teeny calf into the world - just metres away from a swarm of crocodiles searching for their next meal.

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While other safari goers focused on the nearby wildebeest herd migrating across the Mara River, this tour group settled in to watch a new mum give birth - a rare opportunity for safari goers and guides alike. Find out more in the video above.