Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fact of the Day: River Horse

The animal known as the hippopotamus gets its name from the Greek word hippos which means "horse" and potamos which means "river". 

16 comments:

  1. That's one horse I wouldn't want to ride!

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  2. Makes sense... but mostly, Greek.

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  3. in my language they're called horse of the Nille

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  4. They are so comical-and certainly NOT what you would think of when you think "horse". lol

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  5. The least graceful horse is still a million times more graceful than a hippo. Ironic that one should be named after the other.

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  6. Surely stay away from that horse

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  7. I like them. And they certainly have their place in the world.

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  8. That hippo looks like he is diving off the starting block...about to swim the 50 meter swim.

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  9. I read that people think these dangerous animals are cute and get too close. More people are killed by these animals in Africa than by any other animal.

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  10. This is too interesting, love your facts!

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  11. The closest we got to a hippo was at the zoo in Rome. It was pretty neat how they let my daughter feed one of them. If I recall correctly, she gave them some carrots and a head of lettuce. Apparently, pizza was out.

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  12. That I knew. It's the most dangerous horse on the planet too.

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  13. I love hippopotamus !! I discover another fact thanks to you :)

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