This is equal parts disgusting and hypnotic. We’ve seen hippos using their tails to spray their poop around, but we’ve only seen it on land—and the hippo wasn’t pressed right up against glass. Let’s get a look at these fluid dynamics up close.
This is Obi, a baby pygmy hippo who lives at the Melbourne Zoo. This is his first swim, and while Obi isn’t nearly as calm as his mother Petre, he’s certainly trying hard.
By now you probably know the story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's hippos, which are now wreaking havoc in Colombian wetlands. If you don't, here's a quick recap.
Back in 1910, in the midst of the American meat crisis, the US government came up with the idea to import hippos for food. This is how the "American Hippo Bill" was introduced. And now Bret Ratner and Edward Norton are turning this strange hippo story into a movie.
Like most creatures, hippos do not fancy being followed around by humans as they poop. But a robot boat carefully disguised as a crocodile? Why not.
In addition to whipping up literal shitstorms with its tail to mark its territory, the hippopotamus is renowned for being approximately three tons of tetrapod nastiness. Watch what happens when a safari jeep gets on the bad side of one of these incredibly aggressive creatures.
This is Jessica, a hippo that was found abandoned as a baby but is now the pet of the Joubert family in South Africa. It thinks it's people! There's no gadget connection here, but when Blam says it's animal day, who am I to argue? [Actually, I said gadget related animal posts. Hippos are gadgets, though. —B.L.] Hit…