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The Insane Moment A Hippo Tried To Attack A Boat Tour

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Tom is a writer in London with a Master's degree in Journalism whose editorial work covers anything from health and the environment to technology and archaeology.

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3445 The Insane Moment A Hippo Tried To Attack A Boat Tour
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No matter how fond your childhood memories of Hungry Hungry Hippos are, never mess with a hippopotamus.

This footage shows the moment a hippo burst out of the water after chasing a speedboat carrying tourists on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe.

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Hippopotamuses spend the majority of their days submerged in water, trying to cool off from the African sun. Despite weighing up to 3,175 kilograms (7,000 lbs) and measuring 4.2 meters (14 feet) long, they can run at speeds of up to 48 kilometers per hour (30 mph), easily outrunning a human.

However, they’ve also got a temper on them and kill over 3,000 humans a year. Apparently, they’re not too happy about noisy boats sailing through their rivers either.

 

 


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