The Hippopotamus. Their name translates as river horse, unlike a horse they spend they spend huge amounts of time submerged. Even giving birth underwater.

The Hippopotamus. Their name translates as river horse, unlike a horse they spend they spend huge amounts of time submerged. Even giving birth underwater.

Our little glamour girl, Devi the hippo calf, is gracing this month's cover of ZOONOOZ.

ZOONOOZ August 2015

Did you know? Hippos can’t swim—or float! Instead, they move around by pushing off from the bottom of the river or simply walking along the riverbed in a slow-motion gallop. An adult hippo can hold its breath underwater for up to 30 minutes.

This danger water potato is very cute

This "dangerous" water potato is very cute.<<<beware the water potato

Hippo ( kills more tourists on safari's that go wrong, than ANY other animal !! ) = They are quicker on land than People think ( animal tanks !! ) and are really fast on water ( they are also called water horses for a very good reason !!! ) their teeth are gargantuan and although herbivores preferring veg to meat / they kill as feel threatened when guarding their young ( so be careful near them on safari !! ) ☑️

I definitely would NOT stand within range of Mr. Hippo, one of the Very Dangerous critters.

Image: Hippopotamus (© Winfried Wisniewski/The Image Bank/Getty Images)

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Africa | Portrait of a hippopotamus in the water.  Botswana | ©Roy Toft / National Geographic

Portrait of A Hippopotamus in The Water. (Photo By: © Roy Toft - National Geographic.

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