Saturday, July 26, 2008

Yippee, Hippee, Hippos!

My mom has been lagging on Big World Assignment lately, so I will take you back to her trip to the Ft Worth Zoo. Yippee Hippee! It's a Hippopotamus! And quite a large one I might add! He sort of looks like a large pig, but his closest living relatives are animals like the Whale and Porpoise, etc. He likes to stay cool by hanging out in the water during the daytime.

Hippos are originally from Africa and they can be traced back to around 16 million years ago, from fossils that have been found! They like to eat grass and other plants.

My mom told me that Hippos are one of the most dangerous animals because they are very aggressive, so she told me I can be friends with them only if I stay far away.

I found out that I will have these Hippo friends for a long long time, because they can live to be 40-50 years old! My mom told me I will not live as long as my Hippo friends. Ha ha, I bet my mom won't live 40-50 more years either!


Before you go, please sign my GUESTBOOK, and stop by my SMALL WORLD too, thanks!

23 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Hmm... I have friends like that too.... aggressive, so I remain friends from far away too! LOL Really, it is for the best!

What a wonderful post!
I hope all is well with the move.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Sometimes "from afar" is the best place to view friends ... especially hippos! If you wanna meet some more hippos, the San Diego Zoo has some at Hippo Beach. Mom likes to go an' watch 'em.
DMM

Mary said...

Great Hippo shots! Funny that you mentioned the age, because our zoo has the oldest hippo in captivity....58....she celebrated her birthday last Saturday! Her name is Donna and they give her a big fruit popsickle instead of cake.

GMG said...

Hi JB!
Sorry for the absence these last weeks, but unfortunately it wasn’t due to some summer holidays… ;))
Thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter, now at the MoMA for Art and New York lovers! Hope you enjoy and wish you a great week! I’ll try to get back here to enjoy your pictures with some more time during the week!

the 4 Bs said...

we think those hippos look prehistoric. they're not very friendly looking either.

woofs.

Huskee Boy said...

Ummm.. I am not sure about being friends with te hippopotamus. They are a bit too big for comfort... I'd much rather be your friend!!

Deetz said...

Hi JB
I sure missed you too over the weekend. I was just updating my blog when you left your message. I loaded a video of my playing in my pool, well not playing but getting my snackies out of there...
Also I put a photo of Gizmo up too.
Hopefully my mum will have time to let me sit down and write you, cuz I have so much to tell.
Deetzy

Babs (Beetle) said...

They are very funny creatures. I'm not sure I would want them as real friends.

Purrs, Sukie x

Aoise said...

No, I don't fink I want a hipperpotamus for a friend. He might squash me.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I wouldn't mind being as big as a hippo if I could eat treats all the time! Hehehehe!

I hope you had a great weekend JB!!!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Ariel said...

"Yikes" their very big I'm scared.

Deetz said...

JB, was you able to see the video of me in my pool? It was refreshing for sure. The backpack idea is great or maybe get a saddle that you can ride on.....that would be cool. My mum says she hates her job and needs to win the lottery. She is having a bad day today...I will have to give her extra licks tonight....my job never ends
Deetzy

HotMBC said...

They even make Mini looks skinny again. heheheh

angelgrotton said...

Dear JB! they are one of the cutest faces I have ever seen )))

Amazing photos )))

Anna said...

JB these guys always make me laugh, lol. Nice post. Anna :)

Maya and Kena said...

Hi JB!

Wow! Hippos have been around fur a LONG time!

And BOL! You crack us up!

Have a great day!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

goldenshade said...

I didn't realize that hippos were so mean! I better not ask for one for the pond then!

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey JB..stay away from the Hippos. They're huge.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah

Kodak the Eskie said...

I love that hippo! They are very cool to watch swim. What a fun assignment! Hope we see more animals!

Hugs, Kodak

Kodak the Eskie said...

I love that hippo! They are very cool to watch swim. What a fun assignment! Hope we see more animals!

Hugs, Kodak

Kodak the Eskie said...

I love that hippo! They are very cool to watch swim. What a fun assignment! Hope we see more animals!

Hugs, Kodak

meemsnyc said...

Oh boy are those hippos cute!

Deetz said...

Hi JB
Yeah, your mum sent me a message from her blueberry...or blackberry...Such crazy names they come up with...Thanks for puurraying for Jackson. I sure hope his tumor is removable and he recovers. He is as strong as Gizmo.
Deetzy