Thursday, October 16, 2008

Harry Hippo

Still working on some photos I took at the zoo, I thought I'd share some of another massive animal, the Hippopotamus. And just so you know, if you didn't already, the plural of hippopotamus is not hippopotami. LOL! Although, that does sound better than hippopotamuses.


When I was in jr. high school I made a stuffed animal hippo out of brown vinyl. It came out great and look JUST like a hippo. I wonder what I ever did with that.


Check out the teeth on this baby.


11 comments:

Mary said...

I think he needs to have those teeth brushed, but I'm not volunteering! A very nice looking hippo and some great photos of it! I like the last one in the water. He's so "pink" and scrubbed looking.

napaboaniya said...

The cute huge hippo! :)

piedmontperspective said...

Outstanding! I can't begin to tell you how much I like these photos (and the ones of the rhino). Everything about them is amazing! I would have to use a tripod to get them to turn out so clear.

Jayne said...

Holy cow! I've never noticed those teeth like you can see in the next to last photo! WOW! No wonder they are said to be much more of a danger than many animals in Africa.

John Theberge said...

With those teeth, it's a good thing hippos are vegetarians and not meat eaters. Great series of zoo shots, I like the pictures you took in the aviary.

June said...

Every time I see a hippo I think of that cartoon character hippo with the tu-tu. You're probably too young to remember :-)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Mary - Yeah, those teeth are something else. I wouldn't want to clean them either. :-D


Napaboniya - It is cute it its own way. :-)

PiedmontPerspective - I'm so glad you like them. Thank you!!

Jayne - It was hard not to notice those teeth. I'm surprised it can close its mouth.

JohnTheBerge - Thanks! I'm glad you liked the photos. :-)


June - I'm not too young. I'll never forget when I was in jr. high my sister told me I looked like that in one of my favorite dresses. :-(

kjpweb said...

Aren't they something! Amazing and huge! Thumbs up!
Cheers, Klaus

2sweetnsaxy said...

Klaus - Thanks Klaus! :-)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What beautiful shots you have here 2sweetnsaxy!!

Coca Cutie said...

Cute, cute, cute!!