Pissed-Off Angry Hippos Chase After A Boat Full Of Tourists
While watching the video, I couldn’t help but notice, that the tourists in the boat didn’t truly realize just how dangerous hippos are, if only one animal had been able to somehow get a hold of the boat, everyone on board probably would have been killed by the hippos they were watching. Hippos are extremely territorial and are the most dangerous animal in Africa…hippos don’t take prisoners. The kill anything they perceive as a threat. They may look fat and slow, but these animal are extremely fast, in, or out of the water.
The hippo is responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. Male hippos actively defend their territories which run along the banks of rivers and lakes. Females have also been known to get extremely aggressive if they sense anyone coming in between their babies, who stay in the water while she feeds on the shore. Hippos can run at speeds of over 20 miles an hour and they have enormous jaws which host up to 20-inch canines
About Lake Naivasha where the video below was filmed:
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. Hugged by grassy banks and shingled with cacti and sand olive trees, the Rift Valley’s highest lake (at 1884m above sea level) extends like a vast, sunlit sea. But there’s more to this spot than the lovely blue lake. You can ride among giraffes and zebras, sip on a glass of Rift Valley red, look for hippos on the lake and relax in the garden at Elsamere, the former home of late Born Free personality Joy Adamson. Although it’s just a short drive from Nairobi, Lake Naivasha is a world away from the capital’s choked arteries, although it can get overrun with visitors from the capital on weekends
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