The Hippopotamus is an African animal that seems to be quite slow and gentle, but in reality it is far from it. They are seen as one of the most aggressive animals within the continent, and with speeds of up to 30mph you certainly don’t want to be on foot if you stumble across one!
For most of the day Hippos bathe in water and graze on long grasses, but at night they become somewhat of an affectionate animal and socialise with other Hippos. Males can be terrifying beasts, especially if they are fighting for a female.
Their large teeth and wide jaws enable them to give powerful bites that can seriously injure opponents.
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