Photographer's Note

Angry hippo

Protecting his dungish pool this hippo was very angry at some thirsty zebra's.

While a hippo only eats plants, his mouth is full of big, intimidating teeth. One of the reasons they're so big is so that they'll intimidate foes. When a hippo is approached by a threat, he opens his mouth wide to display his teeth as a warning against attack. They even do this to each other before a fight -- typically, whichever one realizes that he is outmatched will retreat before they come to blows.

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