We all react differently to the same thing. It’s understandable given that everyone has their own point of view. Guys, this also happens in the world of animals. While a baby elephant is overjoyed to chase and dance with a flock of birds, this baby rhino is completely enamored with the feathered friends. It turns out to be extremely amusing and adorable. Continue reading!
A small flock of oxpeckers scooped down on the young hippo as it was playing alone. Actually, it tolerated the birds for about 10 seconds before demanding that they be removed. These oxpeckers, however, refused to leave. The amusing story began!
When the oxpeckers began pecking at the calf’s back, it yelled for help. It was literally terrified. It tried everything to scare away unwanted passengers. “I’m not joking. Keep your distance from me.”
The hippo ran and twisted its body, but it was ineffective. It even pretended to run into the water to scare the birds away. Fortunately, the birds quickly gave up trying to feed and flew away.
Oxpeckers and hippos, as you may know, usually have a mutually beneficial relationship. By feeding on ticks and other parasites, these birds aid in the removal of ticks and other parasites from hippos. This time, however, they are not welcomed by the baby hippo. It regards these birds as vexing pests and fights them furiously.
These hilarious moments were captured at the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia by photographer Marc Mol. He was concentrating on a pod of hippos when he saw the baby hippo running toward him with the oxpeckers on its back.
“I was at first astonished as to what was going on, seeing this baby hippo running towards me and the safety of water, and then realized it was a small flock of Ox-peckers that were the culprits. It was very amusing to witness,” Marc Mol said.
“I had a real laugh when I realized that I had captured something a little different and yet very amusing, ” He added.
When Marc shared photos of the baby hippo on the Internet, they went viral. People feel sorry for the young animal but can’t stop laughing. Its expressions are so real and funny. It doesn’t greet the oxpeckers. That’s it.
H/T: Caters News