LOS ANGELES, California (WABC) -- A bizarre moment was caught on camera at the Los Angeles Zoo.
Police are looking for a man seen slapping a hippo on the back.
The man can be seen partially climbing into the hippo enclosure and smacking the animal on the backside before giving a thumbs-up and running off.
Zoo officials say this is even more dangerous than it may look, because hippos kill more people than lions in Africa.
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Video shows man slapping hippo at Los Angeles Zoo