Hippopotamuses are also known as hippos, are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in Africa. They eat mainly plants and spend time in the water. There are only two kinds of hippos: pygmy hippos and common hippos.

Oxpeckers birds on the back of Hippos at Khwai river
Oxpeckers birds on the back of Hippos at Khwai river

Why Do Birds Sit On Hippos?

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Since hippos can't reach every corner of their massive body, many parasites and ticks cause health problems. The birds you see sitting on the hippos are plucking parasites, ticks, ear wax…

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Hippo Diet

What Do Hippos Eat?

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The hippopotamus belongs to the family Hippopotamidae of the type genus. After the elephants and rhinoceros, they are the third-largest land animals. They are considered the deadliest land animals that…

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