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RUMBLE: Hundreds Of Hippos Face Off With Hundreds Of Crocodiles

Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

Let's get ready to RUMBLE! This epic standoff was captured by photographer Marc Mol in 2011 during a trip over Zambia's South Luangwa National Park...

Hippo's Tricky Testicles Meet Their Match

| Michael Parker and The Conversation | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

The hippopotamus is among the world’s largest creatures on land. Only elephants and some species of rhino are larger. Hippos also are very aggressi...

10 More Safari Surprises: Ngorongoro Edition

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Each day, safari jeeps make the climb up along the rim and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater to observe this unique collection of Mother Nature's wonders. This is what we found on just one day's safari from The Manor at Ngorongoro.

Where to See the World's Most Dangerous Animals

The Active Times | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Name three dangerous animals. If you're the average person in America, your list probably includes sharks, snakes, bears or maybe even mountain lions. While all of these animals are efficient killing machines in their own right, three of them (guess which!) should barely register as a threat.

WARNING: Safaris Are Highly Addictive! A Primer for the Adventure of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Susan Portnoy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

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Solly The Hippo Dies In South Africa Rescue Effort

AP | EMOKE BEBIAK | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

MODIMOLLE, South Africa (AP) — What started out as a day of hope for Solly the hippo turned to tragedy when rescuers were unable to save the 3-ton b...

Hippo Stuck In South African Swimming Pool

AP | EMOKE BEBIAK | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

MODIMOLLE, South Africa (AP) — A hippo who wandered into a swimming pool at a South African game lodge three days ago died Friday before a rescue te...

RIP Harry The Pygmy Hippo

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

The Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn, South Africa has announced that Prince Harry, the adorable baby pygmy hippo that became an Internet star after...

Searching For Lions In Botswana

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I grab my flashlight and shoot the beam towards the coals of the fire. Two dog-like mottled shapes. Four electrified eyes.

Harry The Pygmy Hippo Kisses Caregiver, Is Generally Adorable

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green

This week, the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa welcomed a royal newborn -- Prince Harry, the pygmy hippo, according to the South Africa Star. ...

To See the Animals: Our Safari to Tanzania, Part 5

Ken White | Posted 05.16.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

We spot a baby hippo bobbing in the muddy water beside her mother, not any bigger than the adult behemoth's gigantic snout. These are such interesting animals.

South African Man Mauled To Death By Pet Hippo

Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

A farmer was mauled to death by his pet hippo in central South Africa last weekend. Marius Els, 40, was bitten and dragged into water by the hippo kno...

Astoria Characters: The Wild Things' Foster Mom

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Through the years, Donna Bungo has taken in a lot of animals; right now, four five-week-old squirrels are the only rescues in her family.

School District's Budget Hopes Are Riding On Hippo

Posted 05.26.2011 | Education

Like schools across the country, the Hutto, Texas School District is in trouble -- it's $4 million dollars over budget. To avoid making layoffs, the d...

PHOTOS: Zoo Animals Love Halloween

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animals have the right idea. Forget the sugary candy and throw-away costumes; when it comes to Halloween, zoo animals just want the jack-o-lanterns! ...

PHOTOS: Adorable Newborn Pygmy Hippos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How about this for a cute animal? A pygmy hippo was born in Rotterdam on Wednesday, inspiring HuffPost Green to assemble this collection of pygmy hipp...

Hippo Castration Ends In Tragedy (VIDEO)

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A zoo in Israel has some 40 hippos, but has been concerned that some of the more "frisky" hippos will become aggressive with one another if they aren'...

Hippo Sweat Sunscreen: Maybe Not Just For Hippos

Discover Magazine | Rachel Cernansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The team collected sweat from hippos at a zoo and found that it contained two types of liquid crystalline structures. The banded structure, characteri...