Here is the terrifying moment where a hippopotamus drags a zebra to its death — the first time an attack like this has been caught on film. (w/pic)

A BBC1 crew captured the incident and recorded the enormous hippo ripping its helpless prey apart with its massive jaws.

David Breed, a wildlife guide working with the crew in Kenya, said: “I’ve only seen hippos kill wildebeest at river crossings five times in 20 years. I have heard stories about hippo attacks on zebra, but I’ve never seen one.”

The footage is part of the BBC1 final episode of the series Trek — Spy On The Wildebeest.

A bite to eat ... the zebra gets locked in the jaws of the hippo, main picture, hippos converge, inset left, and the zebra tries to escape, inset right
 
A bite to eat … the zebra gets locked in the jaws of the hippo, main picture,
hippos converge, inset left, and the zebra tries to escape, inset right

Via The Sun