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The name Hippopotamus means 'river horse' in ancient Greek, hippos are mostly herbivorous with cetaceans as their closest living relatives. The common hippos are among the most dangerous animals in the world because of their aggressive and unpredictable nature. WARNING: This sub sometimes show images of hippos' aggressive and violent behaviours in their nature habitat.

The name Hippopotamus means 'river horse' in ancient Greek. Hippos are mostly herbivorous with cetaceans as their closest living relatives.

There are two species of hippos:

The common hippos are among the most dangerous animals in the world because of their aggressive and unpredictable nature.

Common hippos are classified as vulnerable and pygmy hippos as endangered in the IUCN Red List, both are threatened by habitat loss, unregulated hunting, and poaching.


WARNING!!

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It's kai time!

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Hippos are stuck in a dried up channel due to the El Niño-induced draught, near the Nxaraga village in the Okavango Delta on the outskirts of Maun, Botswana

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A mud covered charging hippo

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Cozy!

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A big fella

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Hello!

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Watch out!

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Hippo running

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A hippo with a pretty hat in Kenya's Maasai Mara nature reserve

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Happy world hippo day!

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Kalo taking a trip downunder

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Fiona of Cincinnati Zoo is now 7 years old!

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There's a lot of them!

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Boop!

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There is this poll...

So I saw this poll on tumblr about if baby elephants are cuter than baby hippos and I wonder if perhaps hippo lovers haven't seen it! To me it's obviously hippos, so maybe if anyone else has a tumblr account and want to vote I'll leave here the link

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A yawner in the wild

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Tucker demonstrates 'open wide'

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Hippo out of water

I came across this hippo out of water in South Africa and was wondering why? Is it just eating or has it been kicked out?

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Hungry hungry hippos

Can't find their handles or the little balls. Best animal at Werribee Zoo. Great zoo.

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