Crocodile versus hippopotamus. Do you think you know who would win that battle? If you said crocodile, you are wrong. Hippos may seem like gentle, slow creatures – but they are actually one of Africa’s most dangerous animals!
In Africa, hippos and crocodiles share the same habitats, but there are very few conflicts between the two. Hippos are much stronger and larger than your average croc – and the crocodiles respect that and leave hippos alone!
A baby hippo that is unattended may be attacked by a crocodile though. What is odd though is that a baby hippo will actually chew on a crocodile’s scales – only if momma is around!
Watch this fascinating behavior in the video below!
It would seem that the baby hippos are using the crocodile as a teething toy! Even one has their limits and it is important to pick your battles wisely!
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