It waddles around, covers itself with mud, and eats plants. Bor-ing. However, hippos are a lot cooler than we normally allow. In fact, hippos never sweat.
After elephants, Nile hippos are the largest land animals, weighing up to eight or nine thousand pounds.But, unlike elephants, hippos spend their days in the water, which might make it seem silly to ask: can hippos swim?