Hippo Mourns Baby

This is the heartbreaking moment a hippo stood motionless after discovering the body of her dead baby, before angrily defending the corpse from others. Wildlife photographer Neal Cooper captured the tragic moment in Kasane, Botswana as the mother stood helpless above the corpse of the young calf.

This is the heartbreaking moment a hippo stood motionless after discovering the body of her dead baby, before angrily defending the corpse from others. Wildlife photographer Neal Cooper captured the tragic moment in Kasane, Botswana as the mother stood helpless above the corpse of the young calf.

This is the heartbreaking moment a hippo stood motionless after discovering the body of her dead baby, before angrily defending the corpse from others. Wildlife photographer Neal Cooper captured the tragic moment in Kasane, Botswana as the mother stood helpless above the corpse of the young calf.

This is the heartbreaking moment a hippo stood motionless after discovering the body of her dead baby, before angrily defending the corpse from others. Wildlife photographer Neal Cooper captured the tragic moment in Kasane, Botswana as the mother stood helpless above the corpse of the young calf.

This is the heartbreaking moment a hippo stood motionless after discovering the body of her dead baby, before angrily defending the corpse from others. Wildlife photographer Neal Cooper captured the tragic moment in Kasane, Botswana as the mother stood helpless above the corpse of the young calf.