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Duckling Falls Into Water & Can’t Get Back To Mom, Tourists Watch In Horror As Hippo Races Towards It

By - 20th September 2018

There’s nothing worse than getting stuck. You feel like you’re in a never-ending trap that you just can’t get out of. For one little duckling, he thought this could be the end – until some unlikely heroes came to his rescue.

At the Blijdorp Zoo in the Netherlands, a little duckling managed to get itself stuck in a shallow pond. Thankfully, two creatures were on their way to help out. No, not humans, two hippos save a duckling.

Yes, these gentle giants came to the little bird’s rescue when they could see how distressed it was as it flapped and jumped to try and get out of the water. It didn’t take them long before they came to the rescue.

Two hippos save a duckling in the kindest way possible

This little duckling went for a dip in the bond before realizing that the edge was just a tad too high for him to get back out again.

Then, two massive hippos began to swim towards the trapped baby duck. In fact, you can see how panicked the little bird is as the two huge creatures slowly swim towards him.

But who can blame him? I’d be terrified too. However, these hippos were more concerned with the duck than anything else. They could see the tiny bird was distressed.

They also spotted the duckling’s family in the distance so they knew he wanted to be reunited. So between the two hippos, they managed to help get the bird back out of the water.

Sure, the duckling was hesitant at first, but soon he realized they were trying to help him out. When he is finally free to run back to the safety of his mother’s wings, it is heartwarming to watch. You can hear him chirping into the distance, thanking his hippo helpers.

Don’t forget to watch the video below to see these hippos save a duckling from a deep pool edge. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. 🐝