National Hippo Day – 2021

National Hippo Day is celebrated February 15 of each year. This special day was set aside to raise awareness of the hippopotamus and their status as a vulnerable species.

National Hippo Day 2021

Some fun facts about the Hippopotamus-

  • Hippos are the third largest land mammals
  • Adult male hippos can weigh up to 4000 lbs (1814 kg)
  • Hippos eat grasses and fruit
  • Hippos can ran at speeds up to 20 mph (32 kph)
  • Hippos live in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day in water to keep their skin cool and moist