Watch This Fearless Zebra Refuse to Give Up and Escape the Jaws of Hungry Crocs

Written by Hannah Crawford
Updated: October 25, 2023
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Determination is this zebra’s middle name. He was determined not to be added to the list of animals that this crocodile-infested river claims every year. Let’s see if his determination pays off!

Zebra and Crocodile Sightings in Kenya

The next YouTube video posted at the bottom of this blog post takes us to Kenya, Africa. The land is filled with the best safaris and the best experiences of wildlife. The Five Zero Safaris uploaded this video, which to date has received more than 90,000 views. This channel is dedicated to providing videos of animals in the wild, such as jaguars, caiman, leopards, wild dogs, impalas, hyenas, and buffalos, to name a few. They share their description of what happened in the video below.

“A massive crocodile had the zebra anchored by its hind legs, while 2 more crocodiles worked the head. This zebra was having none of it and continued to fight off the 2 crocodiles by biting them and knocking their attacks away with a series of well-placed blocks, all the while pulling forward inch by inch. The massive crocodile at the back managed to spin the zebra in the infamous death roll, by with no crocodiles getting a grip in the front, the zebra just spun around, shook off the horror, and then continued to fight, eventually getting free with a couple of cool scars to show its friends.”

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The Great Migration Safari

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At the start of this video, we see hundreds of zebras piling into this river and swimming across at fast speeds. This safari tour has stopped to capture this amazing footage. This is called the Great Migration Safari. 

As the zebras are piling in, we see crocodiles swimming all around. They assumed this buffet of zebra was just for them. Only taking one of these beasts down is not as easy as one might think. They choose their prey carefully, and once they have locked in on who they want to take, we see a crocodile dive for one of the zebras at 26 seconds in. This zebra fights for its life and wins!

What Do Crocodiles Eat?

Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) of the genus Crocodylus can be found in Africa, Asia, Central America, North America, and South America. These large reptiles are carnivores that eat a variety of prey, such as fish, crustaceans, deer, and buffalo. 

Weighing up to 2,200 pounds and reaching 23 feet makes these monsters in the waters that lurk below, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. 

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The photo featured at the top of this post is © Arend van der Walt/

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About the Author

Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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