Gayla Peevey, the singer of "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" was given an actual hippopotamus. The hippo "Matilda" lived for 47 year before dying of a heart attack while being transported to Disney World's Animal Kingdom in 1998. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay…
Whales and Dolphins closest living relatives is the Hippopotamus, just as Chimpanzees are the closest living relative to Homo Sapiens. youtu.be/DP53WAkQ5Yc
Hippopotamus Milk is Pink in Color. Hippopotamuses produce two unique skin secretions (so unique they're named after the animal), "hipposudoric acid" and its analog "norhipposudoric acid". It gives the hippopotamuses' sweat a red coloration, commonly believed to be blood (it's not). ati-holidays.com/why-hipp…
The girl who sang "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" was gifted a hippo in real life as a result of the song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_W…
Hippopotamus can defecate so much in the water they're in, that fish start to die because the bacteria in the hippo's feces use up the majority of the oxygen contained in the river. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Gayla Peevey, the little girl who sang, "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," is still alive, and was only ten years old when she recorded the song in 1953. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay…
Today I learned of Huberta, a South-African hippopotamus who set off in 1928 on 1600km journey over three years where she attracted crowds, became revered and was eventually declared royal game. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub…
George Washington owned multiple sets of dentures made out of hippopotamus ivory, gold, lead, animal teeth, and even human teeth, and that by the time of his inauguration he only had one remaining tooth left. mountvernon.org/library/d…
Hippopotamus are known as one of the most dangerous animals on the planet, killing around 500 people in Africa each year and can run about the same speed as humans. cnn.com/2018/08/12/africa…
Mollusk teeth are made of the strongest biological material in nature. At 5 times stronger than spider silk, a spaghetti-sized strand can hold the weight of an adult female hippopotamus. washingtonpost.com/news/m…
Gayla Peevey (the ten year old who became famous from singing "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas"), was actually given a hippopotamus for Christmas, which she donated to the local zoo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_W…
As recently as the 1950s, building work in Trafalgar Square, London unearthed evidence of London's wild past when a hippopotamus canine was found, dating back 125,000 years ago. nhm.ac.uk/natureplus/blog…
Whales are descended from land mammals, and their closest living relative is the hippopotamus. evolution.berkeley.edu/ev…
Congress tried to pass a "American Hippo bill" in 1910 to authorize the importation and release of hippopotamus into Louisiana to help solve the American meat crisis, described as "lake cow bacon" wired.com/2013/12/hippopo…
The little girl who sang "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" actually got one, thanks to a newspaper campaign. She gave it to the local zoo and it lived there for 47 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay…
Zulu warriors preferred to be as brave as a hippopotamus, since even lions were not considered to match its courage. They would chant their chief: "He is a lion. Yes, he is better than a lion – he is a hippopotamus." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
National Zoo used to host an invite only luncheon event called 'The Anteaters Association'. Guests would be served various exotic wild game, including hippopotamus tongue, elephant steak, and iguana tail. siarchives.si.edu/blog/ev…
Endangered species are hunted for human consumption in Liberia, including elephants, pygmy hippopotamus, chimpanzees, and various types of monkeys. 80% of residents said they cooked bushmeat β€œonce in a while,” while 13% cooked it once a week and 7% cooked it daily en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lib…
Is Yery Difficult to Castrate a Hippopotamus. The testicles are inside the body, invisible from the outside. They aren't in the same place from one hippo to the next, varying as much as 16 inches (40 cm), and they may retract even deeper during surgery. inkfish.fieldofscience.co…
After the release of Gayla Peevey's "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" (1953) a campaign was launched to give her a hippopotamus for Christmas. The campaign succeeded & she was presented with an actual hippopotamus, which she donated to the city zoo. The hippopotamus lived for nearly 50 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_W…
The Pygmy hippopotamus is a 2.5 feet tall hippo that weighs around a fifth of the common hippopotamus. Fewer than 3000 of the small hippos remain in the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyg…
The 10 year old singer of "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" got her wish and donated it to the local zoo iwantahippopotamusforchri…
The closest living relatives of the Hippopotamus are whales. Their common ancestor split 60 million years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
In the early 20th Century there was a semi-serious effort to create Hippopotamus Ranches to provide food for a growing population. magazine.atavist.com/amer…
In 1910 a bill was introduced to the House that would have authorized the importation and release of hippopotamus into the bayous of Louisiana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
After legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed most of his personal menagerie of animals were given to zoos, but not the hippopotamus's. Escobars hippos now roam Colombia and are a growing problem. They are known as the "Cocaine Hippos". ibtimes.co.uk/lost-hippos…
The most closely related modern animal to todays Whale is the Hippopotamus youtu.be/DP53WAkQ5Yc?t=1m…
More people every year die by hippopotamus than by sharks, lions, and bears combined. animaldanger.com/most-dan…
The Hippocampus part of the brain was called the Hippopotamus by scientists for 50 years after a German anatomist mistakenly called it that in one of his publications. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Usain Bolt is only 2.19 seconds faster than a hippopotamus in the 100 meter dash. illustrativemathematics.o…
The United States had a plan in 1910 to import and release hippopotamus from Africa into the rivers and bayous of Louisiana whichwould then eat water hyacinth and also solve another serious problem, the American meat crisis. The American Hippo bill nearly passed, but fell one vote short. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eic…
Hippopotamus are observed to have "Blood Sweat" which is not actually sweat at all, but a naturally secreted and red colored sunscreen to protect its skin from cracking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
DNA and the fossil record show that the Hippopotamus closest living relatives are cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
A Hippopotamus's body secretes an oily red fluid that works like an insect repellent, sunblock, antiseptic and moisturizer to protect their skin. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Huberta, a female south african hippopotamus, traveled 1,600 km (1,000 mi) on her own over the course of three years. Being very popular, the Johannesburg Zoo tried to capture her. Despite being protected, hunters killed her and were fined 25Β£. 20,000 people greeted her after being taxidermied. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hub…
The whale is the closest living relative to the hippopotamus scienceline.ucsb.edu/getk…
The Hippopotamus is a cannibal and it's poop can redirect the path of rivers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
The Hippopotamus is the closest living relative of the whale berkeley.edu/news/media/r…
George Washington's teeth were made of hippopotamus ivory, lead, human teeth, bone, brass screws, and gold metal wire. mountvernon.org/digital-e…
The closest living relatives to the Hippopotamus are whales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
George Washington's teeth were made of gold, hippopotamus ivory, lead, horse and donkey teeth, and possibly human teeth purchased from a slave, not wood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
George Washington's false teeth were not made from wood. He had 4 sets of dentures made from gold, hippopotamus ivory, lead, and human/animal teeth. msnbc.msn.com/id/6875436/…
That contrary to popular belief, George Washington's dentures were not made of wood, but rather were cut from elephant and hippopotamus ivory held together with gold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
The hippopotamus is the most dangerous land animal in Africa goafrica.about.com/od/afr…
Today I learned of the parasite Placobdelloides jaegerskioeldi, a leech that only thrives inside the rectum of a hippopotamus. nrcresearchpress.com/doi/…
There is a feral hippopotamus problem in Colombia thanks to drug lord Pablo Escobar's defunct private zoo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hac…
The word "hippopotamus" comes from the Greek words "hippos" and "potamus" which translates to "River Horse" awf.org/content/wildlife/…
There has been over 250 "official" Presidential Pets, including an Alligator, Tigers, Bears, a Wallaby, a Hippopotamus, and a Hyena. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…

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