Hipp-oh-no! Hilarious moment hippo calf is squashed by mother trying to get her baby!
This baby hippo has almost definitely had better days – after he was captured on camera getting SQUASHED by another of the enormous beasts.
The calf was snapped by photographer Julia Sundukova, 37, playing on the edge of a group as the pod wallowed in the Mara river in Tanzania.
But he looked less than impressed when a fully-grown hippo, desperate to get to her calf, decided to clamber over him – before plonking herself down straight on top of him.
The poor youngster is then forced to try and squeeze his way out – before eventually emerging triumphant.
Julia said: “I love to spend time with the hippos, even though it can get a bit smelly.
“The big hippo to the left of my pictures got separated from her baby by another, bigger baby.
“Hippos have poor eyesight but an excellent sense of smell, which they use to recognise each other.
“When the baby moved, his mama moved too, and she didn’t care who she squashed to get to him.
“The stuck hippo was struggling to get out for a couple of minutes. He was fine though, and it was very funny to watch.”