Q: Do hippos sweat blood?
BG: While it may look like a hippo is “sweating blood” on a hot day, hippos actually secrete pinkish colored oil that helps them keep their skin moist in hot climates.
Q: What do hippos eat?
BG: Hippos are herbivores, which means they prefer grasses and vegetation. Since hippos’ lips are almost two feet wide, they are extremely efficient grazers.
Q: How long do hippos live?
A: In the wild, hippos typically live between 20 and 40 years. In managed care at accredited facilities like Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay hippos typically live into their fifties!