Posts Tagged “hippo”

The Cleaning Station

By | July 19, 2011

Someone told me an interesting story about the relationship between hippos and certain species of fish, which inspired my latest work. Apparently the hippos in Mzima Springs of Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park go to an area where these fish are specifically to be cleaned. The fish feed on vegetable matter/excreta voided into water by […]

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The Hippos Fight

By | May 22, 2011

Hippos are aggressive animals and this gets even worse if there are babies present. Rival hippo bulls will stand up to each other opening their mouths as wide as possible, which can be up to 150 degrees (called ‘gaping’ or ‘yawning’). A smaller or weaker bull will usually back off which could prevent a full […]

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