The hippopotamus is one of the most dangerous African animals. Particularly aggressive females at the time of taking care of the young. Kept them from predators, but they need to protect them from offensive males.
Females hippo cubs learn to do roam anywhere – send you to the wrong side of the calf, the female it immediately, pushing the head back. If a mother has a need to get away from the group with cubs, her baby leaves on keeping the other females.
Hippos live in groups of 15 or more females and subordinate males, at the head of the group the alpha male. He intimidates their rivals by opening huge jaws – shows them often, and half a meter long fangs. With the exception of sea mammals, the hippopotamus in the animal world has the biggest mouth.
Hippos are highly territorial animals.