Today is National Hippo Day

Today is National Hippo Day.So, thanks to Parade Magazine, we share some hippo fast facts:

  • Hippos may look funny with their head back, bucktooth-baring yawn, but yawning is a sign of aggression.
  • To protect themselves from the sun and heat, hippos create their own SPF with a mucous secretion, known as “blood sweat” due to its red color.
  • Hippos are the third-largest land mammal, only elephants and white rhinos are bigger.

Check out other fast facts and the entire article from Parade here.

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