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Elephant Throws Hippo Around Like a Rag Doll During Fight

Elephant and Hippo Fight

Taken at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Namibia, this slideshow features images of a graphic elephant and hippo fight.

When an elephant and hippo fight, it’s not very pretty. Lucky for you, this photographer was there on the scene to witness this rare battle.

Check out this brief slideshow that illustrates just how savage a natural fight like this can be.

After watching this, you probably have a newfound respect for elephants and their trunks. Can you image the force it took to throw that hippo like a rag doll?

According to sources, the female hippo was just enjoying a watering hole when a nearby elephant started attacking her. The hippo wasn’t too injured after the fight, and only suffered a small gash on her side.

If you’re ever near an elephant in the near future, remember what you learned in this elephant and hippo fight. Stay back from that mighty trunk.

NEXT: EVER WONDER WHAT THE INSIDE OF A CROCODILE’S MOUTH LOOKS LIKE? 

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Elephant Throws Hippo Around Like a Rag Doll During Fight