This zebra suffers a slow and painful ending after surviving an attack by 3 crocodiles. The zebra’s guts are torn out and, eventually, the loss of blood causes the zebra to pass out right in front of a waiting crocodile.
Grant Parker, the General Manager of multiple lodges in the region, had a front-row seat to the unforgettable event and shared his experience and footage
The Masai Mara in Kenya is undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring places on Earth, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. Among its many wonders, the annual wildebeest migration stands out as a spectacle that draws adventurers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe. What makes the migration so unique is that large numbers of zebras also congregate and join in the migration.
“We were originally planning to head to the Sand River area, but destiny had something extraordinary in store for us. As we got to the top of a small hill, we caught sight of a massive herd of zebras moving quickly towards the Mara River.”
Without hesitation, we changed direction and headed for the Mara River. Watching these large numbers of wildebeest and zebra get together is always special, but seeing them cross the crocodile-infested water is truly a sight to behold.”
“One of the zebra that had crossed was not so lucky like his other herd members. One of the crocodiles was able to bite at its stomach as it was making the final jump to land. The zebra now stood on land, but the damage had already been done.”
“The zebra stood and stumbled around as the crocodiles watched from the water. His insides began falling out, and blood was everywhere. It was gruesome, but it was nature. We knew this was something sad but also extremely rare.”
“The zebra eventually fell to the ground due to blood loss from a huge bulge of organs that were bitten through. The crocodiles were quick to react, and the zebra eventually succumbed. It was over for the zebra.”
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“If you’re planning to witness the migration, make sure you pack enough food, snacks, and water. The waiting can be long, but it’s absolutely worth it. Additionally, choose a reputable company and guide who respect and prioritize the welfare of the animals and their habitats.”
“This experience has left an indelible mark on my heart. It’s not just about checking off an item on a bucket list; it’s about connecting with nature in its purest form.”