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A Hippo and Tortoise Tale

It sounds like a fable or a fairy tale. The main characters are an orphaned baby hippopotamus and a 130-year-old giant tortoise. The hippo was rescued from a natural disaster of biblical proportions, and the tortoise was meant to be dinner a century ago. But the story of Owen the hippo and Mzee the …

Do Hippos Sweat Blood? Learn About Hippo Perspiration

The hippopotamus or hippo mystified ancient Greeks because it appeared to sweat blood. Although hippos do sweat a red liquid, it isn't blood. The …

Rare Pygmy Hippo Baby Born

How cute is this little zoo baby? Lani the Pygmy Hippopotamus was born on March 18, 2014 at <b>Basel Zoo</b> in Switzerland. At birth, the tiny hippo was the …

What It's Like Being Eaten by a Hippo

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Paul Templer survived a trip few can claim they've returned from. Namely, he was inside a hippo's …

Prehistoric Hippo Potholes are the First Fossil Mammal Swim Traces

When Charles Darwin was composing <i>On the Origin of Species</i>, he had to face an extremely frustrating problem. The fossil record, despite initially inspiring some of his evolutionary notions, was largely a mystery. Part of the problem stemmed from the gaps and missing chapters in life’s history. But …

Underdogs of the Animal World: Hippos

Hippos are hardly the most photogenic animal. It might be the massive teeth, the soggy, grey skin or maybe just the overall look that leaves us …

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Pablo Escobar's Hippos Run Amok in Colombia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the 1980s, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar built himself a zoo, because even brutal gang …

Hannah The Pygmy Hippo Was Rescued From A Backyard. Now She Lives A Life Of Playful Bliss

It's hard to predict what will catch Hannah the pygmy hippo's fancy.<p>"She gets offered new items, like a traffic cone, a barrel, hay bales and natural items like bamboo and palm fronds to enrich her environment," says Ali Crumpacker, director of the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center. That's the …

Eight South Africans killed in hippo road-kill lorry smash | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eight South Africans were killed when a pick-up lorry ploughed into a crowd of people butchering a road-kill hippopotamus for meat, police and emergency services said on Sunday.<p>The hippo had been hit and killed by a lorry on Saturday evening in the northern province of …

Rare Pygmy Hippo Named Olivia Born In Swedish Zoo

Sweden's Parken Zoo has officially welcomed a new addition to its hippopotamus family.<p>Olivia, a rare pygmy hippo, was born at just 13 pounds this past August as part of an international breeding program. The cute baby hippo has been befittingly dubbed the "Michelin Man" due to her striking …