The amazing interaction was caught on camera by Renier Joubert. He described the sighting:
We arrived at the waterhole and saw the dogs and the hippo interacting. It was almost as if they were playing with one another. There was no kill close by that we could see.
On the one video you can see that the one dog “pointed” at an Impala a distance away. But it drew no attention and they went past our car.
After about an hour they left the hippo and laid down under a tree.
This is not the first time we have seen this kind of behavior. Click here to watch another amazing hippo-wild dogs encounter.