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Hippos Are The Most Underappreciated of African Megafauna

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There's the "big 5" of African game animals: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Most people area also obsessed with giraffes and zebras, and occasionally crocodiles and meerkats and hyenas. But for such a large charismatic critter, folks tend to forget the noble hippo.

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One reason why hippos are the coolest? The chompers on a mature, fully grown hippo can bite a three-meter-long crocodile in half.

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ManuelBrown
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Hippos are right behind cassowarys as the animals that will fuck you up good if you're not careful...