Amazing Moment Rhino Lifts Zebra Free From Mud Turns Into Disaster

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When this poor Zebra fell into a mud pit, it was pretty much over for him (I’m saying him by default because I’m unsure on its sex – it’s Monday leave me alone).

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However in a twist of fate, a Rhino drinking from a water hole nearby saw the commotion – and came to his rescue.

The Rhino lifted the foal from the mud, but in a horrible turn of events indadvertedly impaled it with its own horn. Devastating.

ZEB Amazing Moment Rhino Lifts Zebra Free From Mud Turns Into Disaster

The incident was pictured by Roel van Muiden a wildlife photographer from the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa.

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He said:

I have had many comments from people seeing the photos asking why I did not retrieve the foal from the mud.

The zebra’s herd was gone so even if I could have, he would not have survived as his mother and harem were nowhere to be seen and thus he would have died from starvation.

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RHINO Amazing Moment Rhino Lifts Zebra Free From Mud Turns Into Disaster

[via Daily Mail]

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