CNN Veteran Praises Viral KBC Intern Alvin Kaunda, Shares Own Experience With Hippo [VIDEO]

  • KBC journalist Alvin Kaunda interrupted by an elephant and CNN's Jeanne Moos interacts with a hippo
    KBC journalist Alvin Kaunda interrupted by an elephant and CNN's Jeanne Moos interacts with a hippo
  • KBC Journalist Alvin Kaunda is now a staple in the high graces of cable TV after getting featured on international broadcaster, CNN.

    CNN veteran Jeanne Moos, who covered the story for the broadcaster on Wednesday, November 16, likened Kaunda's experience to her own including a time she was nearly bitten by a Hippo.

    Moos praised the KBC intern's ability to stay calm during the broadcast even though the elephant politely used its trunk to interrupt his broadcast.

    Likening it to her own experience, Moos, who has been working at CNN for 34 years, recalled how animals upstaged her during her early years into the career.

    CNN journalist Jeanne Moos
    CNN journalist Jeanne Moos.

    In one of her assignments, the veteran's hand was almost bitten off by a hippopotamus.

    "Alvin learnt a lesson I learnt early on during my first job on TV. Animals steal the show on TV be it a pig or hippo.

    "Instead of almost getting chopped, Alvin got trunked and the (elephant) seemed to have an eye for the camera. All that exploring must have left the elephant wondering, 'What a tiny trunk you have, human!'" She stated.

    The clip has continued to excite the world receiving additional coverage from legacy media houses across the US including Washington Post and USA Today.

    An initial clip posted on Twitter has so far garnered 12.2 million views and the CNN clip, which has been up for less than 14 hours, got over 250,000 views.

    In a feature titled 'Orphaned & Rescued' whose the viral clip was hived off of, Kaunda highlighted the dire situation affecting wildlife and the work Sheldrick Orphanage plays in taking care of the orphaned elephants.

    According to its management, all the baby elephants are either victims of poaching, human-wildlife conflict or drought.

    The feature aired on Wednesday, November 16, on KBC.

    Below is the video: