Hippos: Africa's River Giants
Hippos Fight Off Hungry Birds
When water runs low during the dry season, thousands of hippos are forced to share the same pool, where tensions run high. The stress hits its peak when flocks of hungry birds attempt to use this pool as a feeding ground, getting in the way of the hippos and turning the pool into a war zone.
Weighing only 4% as much as an adult, a baby hippo is completely dependent on its mother.
The scent of a decaying hippo attracts all sorts of predators to the hippo's ground.
Follow director Brad Bestelink as he captures the lives of hippos in detail.