February 15th, 2015
Onesie Hip-Hip Hurray for Hippo Day!
Did you know that today is Hippo day ?
The name hippopotamus means ‘river horse’ and is often shortened to hippo, and although hippos might look a little chubby, they can easily outrun a human!
The hippopotamus is considered the third largest land mammal, after the Rhino and Elephant of course.
A male hippopotamus is called a ‘bull’, a female hippopotamus is called a ‘cow’, and a baby hippo is called a ‘calf’ – Baby hippos weigh a whopping 50 to 110 lbs at birth.
They typically live for around 45 years, eat grass and are often found resting in water, such as rivers, lakes and swamps, which helps keep their temperature down.
Hippos are very social and hang out in groups called schools, bloats, pods or sieges. Schools of hippos are usually made up of around 10-30 members. There has been reports of groups of hippos holding as many as 200 members! Although usually led by a dominant male, the groups consist male and female members.
Why not celebrate Hippo Day by ordering your very own hippo onesie?