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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.