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Fact: Most Dangerous Animal In Africa ?

Most Dangerous Animal In Africa ?

Apart from snakes and insects the hippopotamus kills more people in Africa than any other! It’s a statistic which many find shocking especially because they’re not actually meat eaters. So what makes the hippo so dangerous ?

Well to begin with they’re large, extremely bad tempered and surprisingly quick on both land and water. If you combine these factors with a strong set of jaws and large tusks you have an animal with an extremely destructive bite.

Most attacks seem to occur at watering holes or near to water where humans either come too close or simply disturb the hippo from a distance. So just remember next time you’re in Africa it’s not only the lions, cheetahs and crocidiles you need to worry about. Beware of the bad tempered hippo!

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  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 8th July 2009

    Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It can killl me! Maybe I dont want animals after all!

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 18th July 2009

    Apart from snakes and insects the hippopotamus kills more people in Africa than any other! It’s a statistic which many find shocking especially because they’re not actually meat eaters. So what makes the hippo so dangerous ?
    Well to begin with they’re large, extremely bad tempered and surprisingly quick on both land and water. If you combine these factors with a strong set of jaws and large tusks you have an animal with an extremely destructive bite.
    Most attacks seem to occur at watering holes or near to water where humans either come too close or simply disturb the hippo from a distance. So just remember next time you’re in Africa it’s not only the lions, cheetahs and crocidiles you need to worry about. Beware of the bad tempered hippo

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 20th January 2010

    wow you guys sure dont watch animal planet dp you to be on a science page gosh watch and RIP STEVE ERWIN IL ALWAYS LOOK UP TO YOU YOU TAUGHT ME TO CATCH MY FIRST SNAKE AT 8 AND A HALF NOEW IM 14 MOM HATES WHEN I DO CATCH THEM BUT SHE NOES IT RUNS IN MY BLOOD WELL I GOTT FINISH HOMEWORK PEACE SUCKA :)

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 28th January 2010

    Apart from snakes and insects the hippopotamus kills more people in Africa than any other! It’s a statistic which many find shocking especially because they’re not actually meat eaters. So what makes the hippo so dangerous ?
    Well to begin with they’re large, extremely bad tempered and surprisingly quick on both land and water. If you combine these factors with a strong set of jaws and large tusks you have an animal with an extremely destructive bite.
    Most attacks seem to occur at watering holes or near to water where humans either come too close or simply disturb the hippo from a distance. So just remember next time you’rein Africa it’s not only the lions, cheetahs and crocidiles you need to worry about. Beware of the bad tempered hippo

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 4th March 2010

    it’s mors that their territorial than grumpy. they see people entering their territory and guard against those who enter. it’s kind of like if someone walked into youre house un announced. what would you do. keep in mind that the hippo isn’t nearly as cleaver as you are.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 30th March 2010

    OMIGOD!!! poor hippo’s!! well, i was looking for something interseting to do for a project, and i am DEF doing this article!!!! :P :P:P

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 16th May 2010

    save meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    plzzzzzzzzzz

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 1st June 2010

    WHAT KIND OF FAGGOT READS THIS

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 10th July 2010

    O_o And I thought hippos were harmless…

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 22nd August 2010

    oh, my god it may also be happen.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 21st September 2010

    OH MY GOD!!!???? you guys are such airholes hippos aren’t gonna attack you if you won’t even get near them. What!!?? do you guys even think that when a hippo ain’t seein you when it’s mouth is open(YOU KNOW WHAT THIS GUY IS A LOUDMOUTH AND A BIGMOUTH AT THE SAME TIME). that means when its mouth is open it will cover its eyes and it cannot see you. and besides do you think if a hippo is a mile away it will charge at you SON OF A #@$%#!!!!!

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 26th September 2010

    iam in india and i dont want to isit africa…………………………………..
    thn how will it kill me……………………
    na na na na naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa………………….

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 25th January 2011

    Really? Wow. :O

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 1st February 2011

    very dangerous na but we must save it and not kill it but i am in india and it is in africa so my life is saved

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 21st February 2011

    i was really thinking that tigers and other big cats are the most dangerous animals in Africa. Hippos are unbelievable because they look o tamed though they are big. L

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 28th February 2011

    i think its just because v humans r disturbing dem…….

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 5th March 2011

    oh my god !
    but i like such animals

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 14th March 2011

    hippopotamus is now the most dangerous animal in africa

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 11th April 2011

    i thought they were harmless.. poor hippos

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 29th June 2011

    wats funny is dat this animal is big but still got the ability to run fast
    nature is simply amazing and jaw breaking

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 5th July 2011

    most dangerous animal is hippopotamus

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 5th July 2011

    lioness hunt together to increase their chances of catching a prey

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 26th August 2011

    i was unkown about this dangerous one :p

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 31st August 2011

    Perhaps we should be teaching our children that the most dangerous animal in Africa is in fact Man.With 315 rhinos brutally slaughtered in South Africa this year for their horn as a supposed aphrodisiac for some insane people in the Asia, yes man is the most dangerous by far! A hippo will only be dangerous if threatened by someone who should have been nowhere near it in the first place.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 2nd September 2011

    hippo lover here babes, love all da hippos out der they rock my world xoxoxox

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 21st October 2011

    ohhh…hippo sounds delicious..hehe…hippo can’t kill me , ill eat it first.. yum!:D
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  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 13th November 2011

    it is true it is dangerous but it is good also.if we threaten it or do something to it then it will be dangerous.so we should have to think before we give out.

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 19th November 2011

    LOL..y wud any1 be so stupid to disturb animals lyk dat?? ;)

  • User Points: Not A Member
    Posted on 23rd November 2011

    stay safe if you are in africa from hippo

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