Animals Video

By Ellie Duncombe

This is one brawl you wouldn’t want to be in the middle of.


These two hippos can be seen relentlessly attacking each other for only two minutes in the video, but they weren’t stopping once the camera was turned off.

The hippos, who reside in a swamp in Kruger National Park, South Africa, were fighting over territory.

Animal lovers and founders of the ‘Raw Wild’ YouTube Page, Catherine van Eyk and Matthew McCreesh captured the scene on their visit.

Catherine said: “We had never seen this between hippos before, so it was a great sighting.

“They went on for a while, I would say about half an hour.

“The hippos didn’t give each other a moment to breathe or take their eyes off each other.

“There was one hippo that was clearly the bigger one, who we believe “won” but the smaller one didn’t run away out of the water, so it was difficult to see if the fight was actually over.”