A video of a man wading through thick mud, risking his own life to save a stuck Impala went viral in 2017 and now it is happening again.


A park ranger from the Hwange National Park located in Zimbabwe risked his life to save an Impala calf. The young but heavy animal found itself stuck in a deep lake of thick black mud. On the surface, the area looked like flat earth but beneath the dry layer, was a muddy trap.

According to our research, the video was filmed in October 2016, shared on Facebook shortly thereafter and went viral in late 2017. Videos like this never get old and it is once again being shared across the internet. For us, this is the first time seeing the heart-racing video.

The ranger in the video took off all his extra clothes, tied a rope around his abdomen and waded through the thick, heavy mud to get closer to the sinking Impala. Once near enough, he made several attempts to grab hold of the highly panicked animal.

Once he finally got a grip, he and a group of helpers, pulled the Impala out towards solid ground. This backbreaking effort was enough to take the wind out of anyone. When the Impala was finally out, a man went forward to wash the mud from his face and nostrils.

Then, they let him go. The Impala runs towards the herd and everyone begins to breathe a little easier. You can watch the video below.

Sources: Twitter / The Dodo
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