The Hippopotamus. Their name translates as river horse, unlike a horse they spend they spend huge amounts of time submerged. Even giving birth underwater.
Hippo sniffs the air Art Print by Walter Sittig
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 "dangerous" water potato is very cute.<<<beware the water potato
I definitely would NOT stand within range of Mr. Hippo, one of the Very Dangerous critters.
Mother hippo with calf. In captivity.
// Hippopotamus mom and her baby hippo
A hippo in Chobe National Park Botswana BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel…
Today I learned that drug lord Pablo Escobar imported non-native species, the hippo, to Colombia. This is an amazing fact that has had costly implications in the nation.
Portrait of A Hippopotamus in The Water. (Photo By: © Roy Toft - National Geographic.