Instagram – Jan 01, 2023 @ 15:00
Did you know that there are distinct differences between male and female hippopotamuses? For one, male hippos are significantly larger than females. Adult male hippos can weigh up to three times as much as an adult female.
Not only are they larger, but males also have longer canine teeth. These teeth can grow up to 20 inches in length. Male hippos also tend to be more aggressive than females and will often fight one another for dominance and territory.
Female hippos are more social than their male counterparts. They live in groups called bloats and work together to care for their young. Females will also use their strong social bonds to defend their territory from outsiders 🦛