Masai Mara – Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus are large herbivorous from the same family as the horse. they seem quite peaceful but have a lot of available energy (and a considerable mass). Even if it is possible to encounter them out of water during the day, they prefer to avoid sun shine (they risk dying from sun exposure) and only eat grass at night.

Hippopotamus and Jacanas

Hippopotamus and Jacanas
Hippopotamus in the Mara River

Hippopotamus in the Mara River