It’s National Hippo Day!

KSEE Sunrise

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, you can loosen your belt and get your waddle on.

And what better way to do that than to celebrate National Hippo Day.

The word hippopotamus comes from the ancient Greek word for water horse or river horse, but our purple friends really have little in common with horses.

Researchers in France say they’re more closely related to whales and dolphins.

Even though they spend most of their time in water, the San Diego Zoo says hippos can’t swim, or even float. 

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