Besides the “Big 5,” there are lots of large animals in Tanzania. Below see the hippopotamus, warthog, topi, common waterbuck, and giraffe.
View the Migration post to see the zebra, wildebeest, and gazelle.
The hippo! The hippo is enormous.
They are nocturnal animals so they sleep in the day. We went to see them in this “hippo pool.” There are hundreds that go to that sleeping place every day. Yes, they seem to cuddle and use each other as pillows.
And in the last photo you can see a mama with her baby.
Enjoy the photos folks but I can tell you it was almost unbearable to view them and stay long enough to take these photos. The smells are worse than almost anything I have ever smelled. As our guide told us, the hippo pool is a bedroom and a bathroom all in one!
As you can see in the following photos, the warthog loves to wallow in the mud. But so do many other animals. I hear that it cools them off.