Some Interesting Facts

Some Interesting Facts

  • The dentures of America’s first president, George Washington, were made of hippo teeth – not of wood, as is generally believed
  • Hippo teeth does not discolour with age, as elephant teeth do
  • Birds such as storks, herons, ibises, spoonbills and ducks often follow hippopotamuses and crocodile in the hope of finding food as they wade through water
  • Dr Eddie Young noticed in the Pretoria Zoo that a hippopotamus bull calls out in a certain way when making advances to a cow. He claims that by drawing your breath in a loud, gurgling way, and with a little exercise, you will also be able to sing the love song of the hippopotamus! He tried it and after a while knew exactly how the bull would react when he sang the song. This happened times without number, to great amusement (or even embarrassment) of the spectators.