Being chased and bitten by a hippopotamus, the lion jumped into the river to escape but unexpectedly was ambushed again


Straying into the hippo’s territory, the male lion almost lost his life when his opponent chased him on the river.

Specifically, while driving across the river, tour guide Steyn Jacobson noticed the hippo’s unusual behavior. They became more agitated and began circling around a rock.

After using binoculars, Jacobson discovered a male lion stuck on a rock in the middle of the river. Suddenly, a large-sized hippopotamus rushed to attack the opponent.

At this point, the lion had no choice but to jump into the water to find a way to escape. Despite being chased by another hippo in the herd, the lion still escaped the bite and swam to safety.

Hippos are large animals, ranked as the third largest land mammal today, behind elephants and white rhinos.

This is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. Hippos are especially aggressive when their territory is violated and their children are touched.

As the fiercest animal in Africa, the hippo’s jaws can crush one or two crocodiles about 3 meters long. Their ferocity is stronger than any large animal. They have an average weight of up to 1.5 tons and teeth with strength equivalent to a large sledgehammer.

Normally lions and hippos rarely clash because their territories are different. Besides, the strength of the hippo always makes other animals in Africa afraid.