Endangered Wildlife

Getting Wild With…Hippopotamuses!

Hippopotamuses, which are native to Africa, are semi-aquatic animals, meaning that they live both in water and on land. An adult male hippo can weigh up to 9,000 pounds, but they are still very good swimmers. Hippo populations have been dropping due to habitat loss caused by climate change and hunting. As hippos are reliant on freshwater systems, they are often threatened by drought and the loss of grazing areas.

Getting Wild With the Blob Fish

The blob fish (Psychrolutes Marcidus) is known for its weird physical appearance and is considered one of nature’s oddities. Its face looks like a human face except with a big frown and a sagging nose.