This might be the first ever recorded rescue of a baby zebra and a
wildebeest by the same hippo on the Mara River close to Lemala Mara camp.
Both were rescued within space of 10 minutes as they crossed over from the
Lamai side. The photos and videos were captured by Michael Yule and other
guests as they were watching a major wildebeest crossing at the time.The hippo was watching as the wildebeest herd swam past. As soon as the calf
jumped in, the hippo swam up to it and pushed it along all the way across
until it had reached safety on the other side. It then went back and did the
same for a zebra foal just minutes later.
The wildebeest and zebra are now moving down in large numbers from the Masai
Mara across the Lamai plains and crossing the Mara River . Guests of Lemala
Camp are witnessing crossings every day. Some of the herds have arrived
north of Lobo.