"HIPPO" Masai Mara Game Reserve Things to Do Tip by Helga67

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by Helga67

Hippopotamus or Hippo
Its name is derived from the Greek word for 'River horse'. It weighs up to 4 tonnes. They eat, mate and give birth under water. They spend most of the day sleeping and resting, usually in the water, coming up frequently to blow air and recharge lungs. At night they leave the river via well-defined pathways in search of grass and other vegetation. Never come between a hippo and the water, because then they can be very dangerous.

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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