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Hippos vocalize on both land and in the water and are the only mammals that make amphibious calls. Hippos have stiff whiskers above the upper lip and some fuzziness around their ears and on their tail. A group of hippos is sometimes called a bloat, pod, or siege. The .

Adult hippos move at speeds up to 8 km/h (5 mph) in water; typically resurfacing to breathe every three to five minutes. The young have to breathe every two to three minutes.: 4 The process of surfacing and breathing is subconscious: a hippo sleeping underwater will rise and breathe without waking up.Class: Mammalia.

Aug 04, 2015 · Each adult fought for an opportunity to attack the calf, pulling it from one side of the waterhole to the other. Even the most seasoned guides felt a little traumatised by the sight. We’re not sure exactly what possessed the hippos to do this and the manner in which they did it.

That would be unwise for most crocodiles. Preys on a healthy hippo? Easier said than done. Skin Hippos have a 5 cm thick skin! For fun, here is a picture of a hippo skin. They are big and pretty fast An adult hippo weighs between 1.5 and 4.5 tons.