- A hippo’s tail is up to 22 inches long.
- Hippos live for about 49 years in captivity.
- Hippos are thought to be Africa's most dangerous animal.
- On land hippos can run at about 30 kilometres an hour, for short distances.
- Hippos may cover up to 33 km of water each night searching for food.
- A group of hippos is called a bloat of hippos.
- The stomach of the Hippo has three chambers, but is non-ruminating.
- An adult hippopotamus can stay underwater for 5 to 6 minutes.