00:14 GMT04 March 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    Some birds just live for drama!

    Tourists on a safari tour at South Africa's Kruger National Park were amazed to see an unlikely passenger catch a ride on the backs of a couple of hippos.

    Perhaps seeking a better vantage point, the heron calmly shifts around the massive mammal's back. Though the bird keeps its cool, it soon seeks out another hippo's rear to perch on for the time being.

    With a bite registering with the force of 2,000 pounds per square inch, this bird better make sure its skinny legs are nowhere near this hippo's lunch! 


    Foal Soaks Up the Sun While Running in His Sleep
    Proud Parents: Golden Retrievers Fight Sleep While Watching Newborn Pups
    Gentle Golden Retriever Warms Up to Kitten Additions
    Bengal Kitten Gets Greedy When it Comes to Grooming
    US Teen Hydroplanes in Sports Car, Almost Strikes Highway Patrol Officer
    tourism, safari, birds, hippopotamus, national park, South Africa
    Community standardsDiscussion

    More videos

    • Golden Retriever
      Last update: 04:30 GMT 03.03.2021
      04:30 GMT 03.03.2021

      How to Train Your Hooman: Golden Retriever Assumes Fitness Instructor Role

      It is no secret that a good professional coach can make any workout session go much smoother and help one be more motivated to achieve their goals. But when the coach is as charming as this doggo, the workout becomes so much more enjoyable.

    •  Golden retrievers
      Last update: 07:30 GMT 02.03.2021
      07:30 GMT 02.03.2021

      Going on a Trip: Golden Retriever Carries Sweet Puppy in Backpack

      Canines are big fans of hiking, as they love to walk with their human friends. Most dogs are strong enough to walk for hours on end, but what about puppies? They become exhausted very quickly and would have to turn back home. Luckily for them, there is a solution to make sure no one is left behind.

    • Golden Retriever sliding
      Last update: 04:30 GMT 01.03.2021
      04:30 GMT 01.03.2021

      Can't Stop Me Now: Sweet Golden Retriever Slides Down Icy Road

      It can be really slippery during the winter season, and, of course, people are not the only ones who suffer from that problem. It seems that our canine friends also lose their balance when they stay on ice - even though they have four legs to stand firm.

    • Blue-Tongued lizard
      Last update: 16:00 GMT 28.02.2021
      16:00 GMT 28.02.2021

      Food Won't Stop Runnin': Goofy Lizard Tries to Catch Its Dinner

      Some people believe that reptiles are monstrous predators that can't be stopped by anything - and it is partly true. But in this case, a sweet little lizard does not look scary at all, but rather adorable and child-like.