Thursday, April 17, 2014

Amazing Animal Fact: Hippopotamus

Can you name the most deadly mammal in Africa?

If you guessed the lion, you're actually wrong. Reports are that it's the hippopotamus! Meaning "river horse" in Greek, the hippopotamus is extremely unpredictable. Their canine teeth can grow up to 3 feet long and can be as sharp as razor blades!

What's also amazing is that, although their sluggish out of water, they can run at speeds up to 30 mph.  Under water, they they gracefully gallop and walk along the bottoms of lakes and rivers.

Don't underestimate hippos - every year, they kill more people than lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos - combined.  Watch out!