An Adorable Baby Hippo Swims For The First Time With His Mother

 

A mother’s love for her child is evident in humans as well as in other mammals. Hippos, which are the second-largest land mammal in the world after elephants, usually prefer to live out of human sight. Because of this, people do not often have the pleasure of witnessing interactions between a mother hippo and her baby.

You may be aware that hippos spend warm days wallowing in pools. They prefer to live in warm climates, but their skin can easily dry out. They have evolved over time to ensure that their skin remains protected despite weather conditions.

For example, hippo sweat is actually a red, oily substance that keeps them cool, acts as sunblock and prevents the skin from drying out.

In addition to this unique quality, these large mammals are also excellent swimmers.

Their ears, nose and eyes are located on the top of their head so that they can almost completely immerse themselves in the water while still breathing, seeing and listening to the world around them.

They can also remain completely underwater for as long as five minutes before they need to come up for a breath of air. When they are underwater, they can shut their nose and ears to prevent water from creeping in.

If you want to see how a newborn hippo takes to water, look no further.The baby hippo begins to swim for the first time without hesitation as if he knows that this is what he was born to do.