Here in the heart of sub-Saharan Africa, we find one of the most dangerous mammals on the earth today, the Hippopotamus amphibius.
A very rotund fellow indeed, the Hippo spends most of his time submerged to keep his skin moist and cool. Although hippos can’t actually swim. They simply glide through the water, pushing themselves off other objects.
And while hippos are social beasts, loitering in schools of 10 to 30 of both males and females, they are very aggressive and incredibly dangerous. Sporting large teeth and tusks that are used for fighting off anything considered a threat (including humans), … Read More »