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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!!

This sub sometimes show images of hippos' aggressive and violent behaviours in their nature habitat.


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Kalo taking a trip downunder

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A hippo gives a ride to a hitchhiking heron at the Kruger national park, South Africa

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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

https://www.tumblr.com/animalbabypolls/737513155745431552/winners-bracket-round-2-match-7?source=share

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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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A congregation of hippos in Luangwa River, Zambia

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A Pumpkin Chomper

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Hey guys, you like my new hat?

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May your day be as happy as this pygmy hippo!

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A mother and her twins resting in a shallow clear-water lake at Kosi Bay, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.

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Disapproving hippos

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A muddy disguise

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Big and small: Boipelo and Kalo edition

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Hippo parking lot

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Big and small

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A pod of hippo at Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park. They are increasingly being poached for their teeth, which are carved and sold internationally as hippo ivory, as well as for local meat consumption.

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2023/08/18
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Petal is not amused with the misplaced piece of cabbage

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2023/08/11
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Flashback when I got to visit Jessica the hippo and her brother. Hippos are such amazingly scary and intelligent animals.

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2023/08/02
14:34 UTC

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Two disgruntled hippo pods forced to share a small pool, prompting explosive displays of irritation. Photo taken by Darren Donovan at Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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2023/07/28
11:55 UTC

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