A hippo who wandered into a swimming pool at a South African game reserve three days ago has died before a game capture team could pull it out with a crane. Wildlife rescue expert Simon Prinsloo had been pouring water on the animal with a bucket and then through a hose to keep it hydrated. The team was waiting for a veterinarian to come before hoisting out the young male hippo and it died as the veterinarian arrived.
Photo by AP Aug 31, 2012
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