Hippopotamus Facts

Did you know……

Hippopotamus’s means “river horse” in Egyptian and they are the third largest animal on earth.

Recent DNA samples prove they are more closely related to whales and dolphins than other hoofed animals.

A group of hippos is called a “bloat”.

Hippos are very aggressive and kill more humans every year than any other wild animal.

George Washington’s teeth were not made of wood but a hippo’s tusk.


About toonsville

I'm a retired animator and Director and I've worked mostly on TV Saturday morning cartoon shows. I started in the industry in 1966 at The Disney Studios in Burbank as an in-betweener on 'The Jungle Book' and worked at Filmation Studios, Hana Barbera, MGM, Universal, Cartoon Network and several others during my 42 years in the business.
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