A very lucky impala managed to escape three of Africa’s most dangerous types of animals, escaping 16 wild dogs, swimming in crocodile infested waters and ultimately dodging a group of very surly hippos.
And the Impala did it all in under 2 minutes, as this video posted by Kruger Sightings shows:
The footage was shot at Thornybush Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger, South Africa.
National Geographic reported that the impala’s speed and jumping ability meant it wasn’t as easy a target as it sounds, not even for the wild dogs in this video, who are known for their ruthless ability. to kill prey.
“They have a reputation for being the most efficient hunters in Africa, with, they say, up to 80% of their hunts ending in a kill,” wildlife photographer Nick Dyer told the BBC in 2019. “Personally, I think it’s a little high, but it’s definitely way above that of a lion, cheetah or leopard.
But wild dogs don’t swim, which the impala has used to its advantage.
“For the impala to escape the wild dogs and not get shot by the crocodiles inside and overtake the hippos, it was pretty amazing,” Ranger Daniel Hitchings told Kruger Sightings . “Sometimes luck is on your side and sometimes not. It was the day of this impala.
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