Friendly hippos save struggling duckling in zoo pool

May 12, 2017 6:59 pm Last Updated: May 12, 2017 6:59 pm


When you hit a brick wall, sometimes you find help in unexpected places.

This sprightly little duckling found that out as he became stuck below the ledge of a hippopotamus pool at Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands.

Visitors could see the duckling’s family calling out on the other side of the enclosure, but the little one just could not jump out of the pool.

Luckily, two friendly hippos gently offered a helpful nudge in the right direction, and the little duckling was able to reunite with its family once again.