are herbivores, which means they only eat plant life.
Their favorite food is short grass. They can eat up to
150 lbs of it each day. However, if you think they eat
alot, you're wrong. The Average cow eats more in a day
than the average hippo. Hippos normally only venture out
during nights to graze and may go up to 6 miles from the
They're ears, eyes and nostrils all are on the top of
their heads. All this is so they can completely stay underwater
but still be aware of their surroundings. Hippos are also
airtight because they can close their ears and nostrils
when they submerge so no water leaks in? They have 4 toes
on each hoof which are very close together, this is to
help them swim under water - like webbed feet. Their skin
is about 1/2 (half) inch thick, and is very sensitive
to sunlight, which is another reason why they're always
in the water, or in mud holes.