Thursday, 22 September 2016
Few Facts about Hippopotamus
By Gusjer - Hippo at dawn. Chobe National Park, CC BY 2.0,
In Ancient Greek Hippopotamus means "River Horse".
Hippos can run faster than humans.
A Hippopotamus is considered as the most dangerous animal , In Africa it is known to kill more people annually than lions and tiger.
When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
A group of hippos in known as a ‘herd’.
A male hippopotamus is called a ‘bull’and a female hippopotamus is called a ‘cow’.
Hippos give birth in water.
A baby hippo is called a ‘calf’.
Hippos existed over 55 million years ago.
The closest relatives of the hippopotamus are surprisingly Cetaceans.
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