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A very territorial animal
The hippopotamus is a very territorial animal. It protects its territory aggressively. Despite its quiet and peaceful appearance, it is unpredictable and do not hesitate to attack if it feels threatened. Just like humans, it depends on water to survive. Facing the progressive loss and reduction of its habitat, or even the droughts, outside protected areas, the conflicts between humans and hippos are increasing. It is one of the most dangerous animals on the African continent, responsible for about 500 deaths per year. More than predators such as lions or leopards.
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