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 larger version 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)

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Hippos kill more people than any other animal in Africa
-From, (Golfnut)
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