- Elephants and hippos certainly do not have tails like cedar trees!
- Until well into the 1980s, anatomical studies suggested that hippos may have evolved from pigs.
- There have been villagers in other parts of Zambia mauled by lions, trampled underfoot by elephants and hippos.
- Like elephants, hippos and bushpigs, porcupines are nocturnal crop raiders.
- A guard with a motorcycle and a shotgun could move through fields at night and work with farmers to scare elephants and hippos.
- Tsavo West is filled with crocodiles, vervet monkeys, antelope, baboons, giraffes and hippos.
- Still to be introduced are the hippo, cheetah, lion and brown hyena.
- The themed area, which spans ten acres, is home to the zoo's most recent arrivals - three hippos, two white rhinos and three giraffes.
- The hippos snorted, the rhinos dozed and the giraffes nervously darted about as the hammer fell yesterday at Africa's largest wild animal auction.
- All carnivores would be in one zone, and a miniature savannah with deer, rhino, elephant, giraffe and hippo forming another.
- The wildlife to see here includes buffalo, hippo, black rhino, lion and wild dog.
- Whales are in fact more closely related to hippos than to mesonychids, and the similarity in teeth is a convergently evolved feature.
- The modern hippos are divided into two genera and two species.
- After hippos, bovids are the most abundant group of mammalian fossils.
- Leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos and polar bears are being killed in unprecedented numbers.
- Unlike elephants and bushpigs, hippos are not quick to apply any initiative.
- Perhaps they feel more comfortable with their own size when they wander among rhinos and hippos.
- They found lemurs the size of gorillas, hippos no bigger than pigs and enormous elephant birds.
- The family had a wild time in Disney's Animal Kingdom and enjoyed close encounters with giraffes, hippos, lions and tigers.
- Once the two hippos are comfortable with each other, Mzee will be returned to his original grounds with other tortoises.