Animal Facts

Hippopotamus Facts

Hippopotamus in zoo

Introduction - Hippopotamus

With a weight of up to 3 1/2 tons, one of Africa's and the worlds most deadly and dangerous animals is the Hippopotamus (often called Hippo). This animal may look harmless but it is responsible for thousands of human deaths every year. What makes this water loving animal so dangerous is its huge size mixed with its aggressive nature and long sharp teeth. The kid-friendly information below not only list interesting facts but also points out why we need to take steps to protect this massive animal.

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Basic Hippopotamus Facts

Hippopotamus Physical Characteristics

Hippopotamus Calf Facts