People used to think a hippo sweated blood, but now we know that it just lets out a red pigment through it's sweat glands.
Click the button to play this film clip of hippos in Okavango. You can also view a
of this Greatest Places film clip (4.9Mb).
How much does a hippo's skin weigh.
(hint: the hippo itself weighs around 8,000 pounds)
Hippos kill more people than any other animal in Africa
Do you have a picture of a hippopotamus? If you do, you
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To view a LARGER version of this sketch,
Go to the main animals page.