Jaws In The African Open Water

Jaws In The African Open Water



Photo of hippopotamuses courtesy of Diana Nyad on tour in Africa.

Hippos are very aggressive animals, especially when young calves are present. They are widely considered to be one of the most dangerous large animals in Africa.

Frequent targets of their aggression include crocodiles, which often inhabit the same river habitat as hippos. Nile crocodiles, lions, and spotted hyenas are known to prey on young hippos.