Hippopotamus

Did you know hippos secrete a red substance from their skin called blood-sweat? Although neither of these fluids, the secretion does help keep the hippo cool.

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  • Plains zebra

    Plains Zebra

    Black and white stripes make the zebra one of the most recognizable animals in the world. The plains zebra, also known as the common zebra, is the most abundant of three species of zebra, inhabiting the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa.

  • Ostrich

    Ostrich

    Despite popular belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand when danger is near. If they cannot run away, they confront the threat with powerful, slashing kicks.

  • Quokka

    Quokka

    Quokkas are small, yet rotund animals native to Western Australia. They are covered with brown-grey fur and have have rounded ears and a black nose. Although they resemble large rodents, quokkas are actually marsupials!

  • Bottlenose dolphin

    Bottlenose Dolphin

    Bottlenose dolphins are excellent swimmers, reaching speeds up to 35 km/h (22 mph) and diving as deep as 915 m (3000 ft.). In fact, bottlenose dolphins start swimming in their mother's womb before they're even born!

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