True Facts: Hippopotamus

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  • I remember reading that hippos were the one animal Steve Irwin refused to get near to. That's how unpredictably violent they are.

  • Being related to dolphins really explains the unquenchable thirst for violence

  • The part where the hippo is baring its teeth at the rhino to try and use its intimidation factor is hilarious once you're aware of how weak a rhino's vision and intellect are.

  • Telling the hippopotamisses from the hippopotamisters broke me. Great job. Love this channel and wish you could narrate all sorts of things.

  • Can I just say thank you for giving credit to the Biologists who helped. So many truly great minds never get the recognition they deserve.

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  • "I did that for you, Jerry" nearly a decade of character growth has brought us to this point

  • I grew up in a small town called Richard's Bay in South Africa, a place known for their hippos and crocodiles. It's a coastal town. However, there are lakes in which hippos reside, and they ran down to the sea.

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  • Seriously, he makes me actually laugh out loud every single time without fail. “Kom-poop-cha.” Priceless.

  • HIGHLY recommend that anyone who wants more baby hippo footage look up the journey of Fiona from the Ohio Zoo. She was born prematurely and the zoo staff basically had to forge brand new hippo care methods to keep her alive long enough to reunite with adult parents. Really cutting-edge zoo science. And she was adorable, too. They were very successful. She's a teenager now, basically, and she has a little brother.

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  • I remember watching True Facts about the Seahorse. Hard to believe that was 10 years ago! Thanks for the decade of entertainment ❤

  • Fun fact, my dad used to jokingly add hippopotamus to my name when I was a kid (apparently I was adorable like a baby hippo (and they are pretty adorable)).

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  • "Learning best how to hippopotam." In a video full of excellent lines this was my favorite.