This Baby Zebra Was Attacked and Everyone Thought It Would Die, But Then Mama Zebra Gets Revenge On Baby’s Attacker
20. Dead Zebra Walking
Mother Nature can be wild and untamed. The wild outdoors is not a place for the faint of heart and this poor little zebra foal found out the hard way. Life can truly be unfair; and when it comes to survival of the fittest, this little guy was about to find out the hard way.
19. A Deadly Encounter
One would think that zebras are docile creatures; however, when it comes to being rivals, they definitely don’t hold back. This male zebra located in Etosha National Park in Namibia is letting his rival know he means business—by trying to drown the zebra’s foal. Sorry, this is not a swimming lesson!
18. A Zebra and a Rival
This stunning moment of zebra-on-zebra violence was captured by Daniel Tjarnen, a railway worker on vacation, who considered the event to be a “once in a lifetime” experience. As the drama unfolded, many fellow spectators cried out in horror, as the little zebra foal struggled to break free from his zebra captor.
17. An Innocent Excursion
Originally, the tour group was heading to the park’s watering hole with the hopes of sighting some predators that are known to roam the area. Unfortunately, what they witnessed was much more horrifying as the angry zebra male took out its frustration on the little baby.
16. Mom to the Rescue
After watching the event unfold, the mother zebra finally stepped in, trying to push the angry male off the little foal. In Namibia, you never know what you might witness out in the bush. Even some of the most experienced guides have not yet seen everything from the animals in the park. Thankfully, this rare occasion was caught on camera.
15. Curiosity Turns to Horror
According to Daniel, the tour group was at first amazed by the small group of zebras drinking at the waterhole. It wasn’t until they noticed the young foal being attacked by a fellow zebra that the fascination turned to horror. However, for Daniel, he just saw it as an excellent opportunity to capture the “way of nature.”
14. Captured on Camera
Daniel immediately began to film the terrible plight of the zebra foal, like any tourist would. The video captured the mother zebra’s desperate attempts to free her baby from the clutches of the rival male, but it sadly seemed in vain. Daniel and other spectators could only watch and hope for the best at this point.
13. Life Hanging On
As the fight continued on and the little zebra’s life was hanging in the balance, many of the tourists wanted to intervene and help the foal. However, a quick turn of events would change their minds.
12. Mama is Over It
The mother zebra ramps up her attack on the out-of-control male. Forcing him off her baby in a black and white blur, a new battle began for her foal’s life.
11. The Assault Continues
As mama entered the water with the hopes of preventing her baby from becoming the next Jack in “Titanic,” the male continued his assault. He wanted that baby at the bottom of the waterhole, but we definitely put our bets on the mother.
10. Out of the Water Buddy
Forcing the wicked male out of the water, the mother is able to divert his attention for a moment. Unfortunately, the foal is now left alone, thrashing in the water and attracting potential predators.
9. Evil Zebra Alert
The male zebra, who we personally believe is pure evil at this point, breaks free from the mother and heads straight for the terrified baby. It bears its teeth, ready to finish what he started as the mother looks on in horror.
8. Bully in the Yard
Securing his position as the “waterhole bully,” the nasty male zebra bites down on the foal’s flanks. The baby cries out in pain and tries to make its way out of the water to the bank where its mother anxiously awaits.
7. A Mother Zebra Scorned…
As the thrashing water turns into a violent spectacle of foam and terrified screams, the baby makes one final push for dry land. His mother is ready, waiting to give her child’s attacker what’s coming to him. Vengeance will be hers!
6. A Vicious Bite
As the zebra foal finally touches down on dry land, the attacking male sinks its teeth in for another bite! As the baby cries out in pain, mom is just a few feet away. The male zebra, focused on the baby, has no idea what’s coming.
5. Breaking Free
The baby is able to break free from the attacking zebra’s grasp. It runs as fast as possible, leaving the bewildered attacker in the dust. Now, it’s mama’s turn and she ain’t happy!
4. Rage of a Mother Zebra
Fueled by rage, the mother zebra launches her attack on the male zebra. As the baby moves further away to safety, she’s had enough and begins to berate the predatory zebra with all the fight that she can muster.
3. The Face Off Continues
Unfortunately, the mother zebra underestimated the male and his resolve. He rushes toward the baby, gnashing its teeth. Obviously, this male was sick of vegetarian life and was looking for a tasty bite of beef, despite how herbivorous in nature it may be.
2. Down for the Count
In one powerful move that would make The Rock look like a wuss, the mother zebra takes out the menacing male. Unfortunately, in her enthusiasm, she takes out the baby too. The commotion has even attracted the attention of a nearby giraffe, who didn’t expect dinner and a show that afternoon.
1. A Quick Escape
Finally, the battle winds down and the mom and baby decide to make a run for it. However, she refuses to let the bully have the last word. In one incredible kick, she gives this brute a kick to the face we’re sure he’ll never forget. And thankfully, the male zebra decides to let things go, allowing the protective mom and her terrified foal to escape into the wilderness.