Hippo vs. Lions

A male hippo is forced to find a new bathing pool – but he has to fight some formidable enemies to gain access to the water. Footage taken from the show Africa’s Deadliest.

Watch: Impala Faces Crocodile, Hippo in Impossible Standoff

2nd August, 2018 – To swim or not to swim. An unlucky impala found himself stranded on a island with a hungry crocodile. The impala must choose between starving or racing to shore. For more, join our daily safaris on Safari Live.

Watch: Impala Faces Crocodile, Hippo in Impossible Standoff

After finding itself stranded on an island, an impala must choose between starving or racing a croc—and a hippo—to the shore.

Sneaky Turtles Sunbathe on a Hippo's Back

See how sneaky terrapins of Kruger National Park, South Africa use hippos for sunbathing beds. Terrapins regulate their body temperatures with the help of the sun. 

Here's Proof Hippos Do Whatever They Want

Which would you think would come out on top - the Hippo or a Lion or even a Crocodile?

This Hippo Isn’t Bothered by Lion Attack

Tourists in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, witnessed an unusual sight—a pride of lions attempting to take down a hippo. Lions usually hunt easier targets, and it's rare to see them attack bigger prey. Hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, and one of the most aggressive in the world. Their powerful jaws can snap a canoe in half, and they kill more people in Africa each year than any disease except malaria. The hippo reportedly escaped.

From Rags to River Horse: Why Fiona the Star Hippo Had a Rough Start

Meet Fiona. People come from all around to see this cute bundle of joy at the Cincinnati Zoo. She is named after Princess Fiona from the movie Shrek. Fiona was born prematurely and was unable to feed from her mother on her own. She even had trouble breathing. Her lungs weren’t fully developed so the staff had to attach her to oxygen. The zookeepers had to stay with her at all hours of the day just to keep her alive. Eventually they began to introduce Fiona to the water. She loved it. As her lungs developed, she began to swim underwater. She has truly won over the hearts of many. But even though Fiona is adorable, hippos are among the most aggressive wild animals on the planet. It is not advised to engage with any hippos that you encounter.

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