WATCH: Wildebeest Try To Cross Hippo Laden River – All HELL Breaks Loose!

This is a 'circle of life' moment that you sure didn't see in Lion King.

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on November 16, 2017

This is a ‘circle of life’ moment that you sure didn’t see in Lion King.

Literal piles of wildebeest lay dead at the water’s edge, trampled, while one of their number attempted the dangerous crossing.

But could the straggling survivor still navigate the hazards and beat the odds?

Hundreds of wildebeest were seen lying dead on the banks of the river in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, during the first seasonal crossing.

The Mara Crossing is ‘kind of a big deal’. It’s been called one of the Wonders of the Natural World on account of the 1.2 million head of Wildebeast that are moving at the same time.

Here’s footage from one crossing in 2015.

It didn’t get trampled, and it didn’t encounter any crocs.

But that doesn’t mean it’s out of harm’s way yet.

There’s still another big threat.

With big teeth.

Right. The hippo.

People forget how dangerous the hippo is.

But maybe seeing the short work he makes of the wildebeest will bring that back into focus.

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