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Unread post by Bennievis » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:09 pm

Taken near Skukuza, on an early morning drive on the H4-1.

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Unread post by Nico » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:11 pm

In this little video you can see how a territoriol Bull is chasing a young Bull away out of his territory.I filmed this from the Low water bridge near Lower Sabie. :wink:

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Unread post by alicep » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:45 pm

Saw this hippo fight on 6 June 08 at the Ntandanyathi hide. At one stage 3 hippos were attacking this poor fellow. Really felt sorry for him. I suppose this is hippo life! Must say this was one of the highlights of our trip. You dont often see them fight.
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Unread post by Jock » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:22 pm

This hippo was also seen at the Ntandanyathi Hide. Very unusal sight and just a very lucky shot.

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Unread post by Elsa » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:00 pm

alicep wrote:Saw this hippo fight on 6 June 08 at the Ntandanyathi hide. At one stage 3 hippos were attacking this poor fellow.

I am actually not surprised to read that, as we were there quite a bit in the 2 weeks just prior to that and could see tensions building up and lots of aggression being shown, dung showering, yawning etc.
I think there are really too many Hippos there now after the breaching of the Nhlangzwane Dam. :?

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Unread post by Nannie » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:12 am

Seen at Sweni hide,looks like his tooth has come up through the upper jaw.
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Unread post by Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:06 pm

Also last year, saw people on the Lower Sabie bridge, getting out of the car ( seen from LS's deck)
WE quickly went there to see.
Were very fortunate to get a spot right above and next to the action.
A huge croc caught a baby hippo and struggled for a long time to actually swallow the hippo.
It was alive for quite some time.
Every time the croc threw hippo in air to swallow, the fish ( I suppose barbers) pulled it back, but eventually the croc succeeded.
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Unread post by shangri-la » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:48 pm

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I can not believe you see a croc eating a baby Hippo

I Have a photo to show you, this hippo was alive, as i see his/her eyes open and noise, it was deep in the mud i only just see it

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some others i see

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Unread post by Maargat G » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:42 pm

Take a look at this video!!! Not for sensitive viewers!!! :(

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Unread post by ice » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:16 pm

just a quick question:

do hippos tolerate buffaloes in their pool? I mean on youtube there is a video of a kudu who had run into a pool to get away from a pack of wild dogs only to be torn apart by the hippo...or is an adult buffalo simply to big for a hippo so that they just try to coexist like hippos and crocs?

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Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:36 pm

Hi ice.

This is an impossible question to answer with a yes or no.

Hippo can be very mean when they want to be. They are also much bigger than buffalo. So they will chase buffalo away from time to time.

But then I have also seen them near to each other in water without any problems! They are not direct competition for each other, and do not pose a threat to the other. It often happens in nature that animals of different species will be close to each other, and this happens between these two species as well.
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Unread post by Nico » Sat May 02, 2009 9:13 am

Here a little video about some hippo's in KNP some years ago. :wink:

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Why do hippos do a barrel roll

Unread post by bondm » Fri May 08, 2009 4:37 pm

Hi All,
I noted a picture posted by Jock last July regarding a hippo doing a barrel roll in the water. I've seen this on a couple occasions in the past but last November saw the behavoir at 2 different locations.
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This first photo was taken at Girivana w/hole on the S12 west of Satara.
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This photo was taken a few days later at the recently refilled Berg-en-Dal dam.
Both were lone animals in the pools and presumably males. Can anyone explain the activity - is it to rid themselves of parasites or some sort of display to warn away other hippos, although none were in the vicinity that I could see. Bond UK


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