Zambia's Luangwa River hippos are living the easy life or so it seems. They are one of the heaviest creatures on Earth, and life fluctuates between the serenity of sunbathing and the terrible brutality of dominance and aggression. This struggle puts a young hippon in more danger of being trampled by herd members than of being hunted by the neighboring crocodiles. Crocodiles and hippos maintain a symbolic truce, while male hippo clashes can have tragic consequences. In Hippo Supermace, this reality is captured as a mother risks her safety to protect her struggling baby as it grows up in the danger-filled waters of the Luagwa River.

Producers :
Evert van den Bos
Marjolein Durmeijer
Jochem Van Rijs

Narrator :
Simon Shrimpton-Smith


Documentary / Wildlife
48 min