Hippos are the animals that would fascinate us as children. They were like elephants, big, bulky, yet smooth and round unlike the fierce rhinos. With this experience, many thought that hippos are gentle giants. However, that is probably one of the biggest misconceptions to ever exist.
Hippos are perhaps the most territorial animals to ever exist. This problem would not be so bad if they weren’t dangerous, but they are equipped to tear a human in half with a single bite. In fact, they are at the top of the scoreboard when it comes to animals killing humans in Africa. Their size is deceiving as they can easily latch on to a person walking through their territory before they can react.