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Big Yawn! Although the Hippopotamus - Hippopotamus amphibius looks harmless, they are actually the Top 10 most dangerous animals in the world, killing nearly 3,000 humans per year in Africa, this compared to less than 10 humans killed by Sharks per year, worldwide! Geotagged,Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius,Hluhluwe,KwaZulu Natal,South Africa,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

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Although the Hippopotamus - Hippopotamus amphibius looks harmless, they are actually the Top 10 most dangerous animals in the world, killing nearly 3,000 humans per year in Africa, this compared to less than 10 humans killed by Sharks per year, worldwide!

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  1. Another little known fact, they are by some considered to be land animals, in the sense that they come on land to graze in the night. The only reason they're in the water by day is so they don't get sun burned. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks for the additional info, Ferdy.
      Heard of that from documentaries :D
      Posted 3 years ago

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The hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae . The name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse" . After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Jun 6, 2017. Captured Jun 30, 2013 17:09 in R618, South Africa.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/14.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm