Back to animals after my last post only had proto-humans that died over a million years ago.

As always, click on the Africa tag to see all the posts in this series.

Hippos are hard to get good pictures of. This one was in the forest at Manyara National Park.

They spend most of the day in the water, like here in the Ngorongoro crater. We had lunch by this pond.

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And you only see the top few inches

Seeing them on land during the day is uncommon and they are almost never moving around. These are also at the crater (actually the caldera of an extinct volcano)

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This one had just enough shade to at least stand up

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But we did get to see a Hippo hole in Serengeti National Park and it was amazing

Wall to wall hippos

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When you are that big, everything you do is impressive. Just sitting there

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Or yawning

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I don't know how the little ones survive the press of flesh