Friday, October 5, 2012

A Hippo Helicopter

When hippos defecate, their little tail moves back and forth, cleaning their rear while also flinging their feces onto the ground and anything within a meter radius of their rear.  Driving through the savannah, it is not uncommon to find bushes and young trees that have several kg of hippo feces spread over them.

Here is a video we just captured of a hippo defecating on a little bush during his nightly walk to his "hippo lawn":

Hippos primarily defecate in the water so it was great to get such a close-up video of them in action on land.  
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