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Published:June 9th, 2015 10:11 EST

Viral Video: Hippos Help Hapless Duckling Escape From Pond

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A duckling trapped on the embankment of a pond at a Netherlands Zoo escaped with a little help from its friends -- a pair of hippopotamuses."



You wouldn`t expect an encounter between a hapless duckling and a pair of lumbering hippos at a zoo to turn out well.

Not that the hippos are mean, but it wouldn`t be surprising if the huge beasts accidentally squashed the duckling.

The hippos used their snouts to gingerly give the duckling a boost and help it to reach the shore and reunite with its mother.

If this video doesn`t bring a smile to your face, nothing will.

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