In a sad and heart-wrenching incident, a Zebra was ripped is ripped apart by forty hungry crocodiles while it was trying to cross the river in a migration herd of 300.
This horrifying moment took place in a river in Kenya’s Maasai Mara national park. The famous Nile crocodiles which have the power to deliver two-and-a-half tons of power through their jaws – devoured the helpless zebra in seconds.
A 70-year-old wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Raux from France who was on a tour to Kenya captured photos of the zebra’s brief struggle with the ferocious crocodiles.
The photographer said: ‘Everything happened very quickly. Perhaps three hundred zebras crossed the river in single file – crocodiles in groups of two or three attempted attacks avoided by the zebra jumping over them.’
The unlucky zebra was dragged down below with her head next appearing without its body above the surface.
‘There was no more body behind that head but she seemed alive, her eyes imploring.’ Mr. Raux said.
‘Everything was going very fast. More than forty crocodiles were fighting for their share of the zebra. It was real carnage.’
The crocodiles fought each other for a bite of food as they ripped the zebra to pieces in less than 15 minutes.