Hippopotamus amphibius , Hippo in the City ZOO , Skopje Macedonia

The hippo’s ears and nostrils are located at the top of the head close automatically when the animal is under water , it has practically no hair, and its smooth skin is quite delicate , the hippo’s skin exudes a red, oily liquid that keeps the skin moist and protected when it is out of water , the liquid has lead to a myth that the hippo sweats blood , the tusk-like incisors and canines grow continuously , they are ivory, valued even more highly than an elephant’s because they do not turn yellow with age George Washington’s false teeth were not made of wood, as is commonly believed, but were carved from the tusks of a hippopotamus

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