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Hippos in the Chobe National Park, Botswana (by tommcshanephotography)

Hippo in the Chobe National Park, Botswana (by tommcshanephotography)

Hippo troops

The hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae. The name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse"

15 Laziest Animals -- HIPPO Sleeps For: 16-20 hours a day  Snooze Stats: Hippos that stay together sleep together. They tend to take naps in groups of up to 30. Although they can sleep on land, hippos are also able to sleep underwater. During their underwater slumber, they must rise to the surface for air, but are still asleep during this activity we humans might refer to as "sleep snorkeling."

15 Laziest Animals -- HIPPO Sleeps For: hours a day Snooze Stats: Hippos that stay together sleep together. They tend to take naps in groups of up to Although they can sleep on land, hippos are also able to sleep underwater. During their underwa

Hippo ( kills more tourists on safari's that go wrong, than ANY other animal !! ) = They are quicker on land than People think ( animal tanks !! ) and are really fast on water ( they are also called water horses for a very good reason !!! ) their teeth are gargantuan and although herbivores preferring veg to meat / they kill as feel threatened when guarding their young ( so be careful near them on safari !! ) ☑️

nice Hippo ( kills more tourists on safari& that go wrong, than ANY other animal.

Baby Hippo & Momma sipping some water on their way to the Poodle Peace Parade. Photo by Maurizio Camisaschi

Baby Hippo & Momma sipping some water on their way to the Poodle Peace Parade. Photo by Maurizio Camisaschi

More people are killed by hippos than any other animal on continental Africa. Even Nile Crocodiles relent.

Sup?! I'm an adorable baby hippo, and I'm here to make you happy.

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Fun fact: Hippos secrete a red substance that protects their bodies from the hot African sun.

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