Hippos are dangerous
Hippos must rank as one of the most formidable animals in Africa and yet a lot of people don't recognise them as a dangerous animal. Huge and unpredictable, tourists often become a victim of the wrath of a territorial hippo and probably didn't realise that the body language was a sure sign the animal was angry. It's not uncommon that a hippo will attack other animals that stray too close to the water edge and even eat parts of the flesh even though they are primarily vegetation eaters. What a strange animal it is, very fast on land and an expert swimmer underwater. I for one would not like to be on the receiving end of this massive beast. Best to show good healthy respect and give them distance !
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