Can Hippopotamus Swim?


The older hippopotamus do not swim but only propel themselves over the water, but the younger ones do swim. An adult hippopotamus is not very buoyant in water and it has to surface after a few minutes for it to breathe and they do this while asleep. The hippo is the third largest land animal in the world.
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Despite living near rivers and lakes, hippopotamuses cannot swim. They are too dense to float and must get around in water by walking on riverbeds and lakebeds.
Q&A Related to "Can Hippopotamus Swim?"
Adult hippos. can't. swim. This may seem odd since they do spend a lot of time in the water. They hold their breath well and are adapted in many ways for semiaquatic life. But they
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