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The hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal in the world. Though it looks cute and adorable, it is considered one of the deadliest animals in Africa and an estimated 3,000 people are killed every year due to hippo encounter. Although hippos are herbivores, they are highly territorial and aggressive towards intruders. To safely witness hippos in their natural habitat in the wild you may visit one of Tanzania’s national parks and conservation areas particularly Serengeti, Lake Manyara, or Ngorongoro.
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