WHAT EATS A HIPPOPOTAMUS?

by admin on March 30, 2010

A Yawning Hippo

What Eats A Hippo? Photo:Lars Brandt

What eats a hippopotamus?

What does a hippopotamus eat?

An adult hippo is a huge, aggressive animal, and no animal ever attacks one or tries to eat one. Even the largest crocodiles are afraid of a hippopotamus.

However, baby hippos sometimes are eaten by other animals when they stray away from their mothers. Crocodiles, lions and hyenas all sometimes eat young hippos if they are able to attack them without being attacked themselves by the adults in the baby hippo’s herd.

That’s why baby hippos try to stay close to their mothers.

So, what does a hippo eat? Hippopotamuses eat different types of vegetation, both in the water and on land.




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