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5 fun hippo facts

The hippo is the third largest land mammal on earth. Their closest relatives are whales and dolphins. Here are 5 fun facts about these fascinating animals.



Do you like hippos? Have you ever seen a hippo? Do you know any other interesting facts about them?


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18 Comments
Juliana Cloete
Hippos are the deadliest land animal on earth. They kill an estimated 500 people a year in Africa. I have seen many and they are fascinating to watch.
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Apr 25, 2021 5:11PM
bina sarmah
Dermatologists should study hippos , if they want to create better sunscreen.
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Apr 25, 2021 5:26PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
I have Seen them in person several times while being in Ethiopia for almost 9 years they're a powerful animal's and very Loud
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Apr 25, 2021 5:12PM
Darlene Davidson
Despite their comical and often cartoonish appearance, hippos are dangerous animals.
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Apr 25, 2021 8:12PM
Caroline Weis
We have a celebrity at the Cincinnati zoo. Several years ago a baby hippo was born that was premature and raised by bottle feeding. Fiona is her name and she's a right hefty girl now.
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May 6, 2021 12:42PM
Chriss Crockford
Dolt 2, I once saw this in a zoo, the world’s most dangerous animal behind a closed door was a full length mirror. Thank goodness that there are so many animal lovers in the world trying to save them.
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Apr 28, 2021 9:58AM
vasily tchaikovsky
I saw Hippo in Zanzibar Africa so amazing but a lot of injuared never know what is dunjerous in wild nature how they could kill people? and what for ,food?Thank you
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Apr 27, 2021 9:10PM
Dolt 2
Juliana Cloete, You better look up about the display they had about the deadliest animal back in the 1960's and they used a mirror to show what it was
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Apr 26, 2021 8:38PM
maggieabirch
Interesting facts I didn't know.
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Apr 26, 2021 2:53PM
flanderschristy
Interesting facts. I knew most of them but not all. I wish you had added how dangerous they are. I saw a documentary on hippos & they said that hippos are the leading cause of deaths in Africa. This surprised me as I would have guessed lion or Rhino.
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Apr 26, 2021 10:31AM
Richard Perkins
Hippopotamus Greek for river horse.
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Apr 26, 2021 10:11AM
Alana King
Hippos play a fundamental role in their ecosystem, as they help to create the "tunnels" for water to flow through the surrounding grasslands where they reside. This helps bring bountiful streams of water to them and other animals in the dry and wet season.
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Apr 26, 2021 9:40AM
Lynne Cage
Informative thnx But I think hippos can swim
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Apr 26, 2021 3:25AM
Dudley Fleischman
Firstly baby hippos are called calves and not cubs and secondly hippos can swim very well indeed. I have been in a boat which was chased by a hippo in deep water and it nearly caught up to the boat. If they couldn't swim they would drown as soon as they got into deep water.
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Apr 26, 2021 2:29AM
Eve
Loved it
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Apr 25, 2021 8:23PM
Leticia Olsen
👍🏼Thanks for sharing and infos! Interesting!!
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Apr 25, 2021 6:58PM
tbear
Interesting facts! Thanks! 😄👍
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Apr 25, 2021 6:30PM
david dunbar
Interesting information about our oversized friend
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Apr 25, 2021 6:07PM

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