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Beware | by nomadsnature
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If you see a yawning hippo you might think it is sleepy and even cute, but in reality, the yawning of a hippo is a warning sign, it shows the jaws and its long, sharp teeth to demonstrate its strength and aggressiveness. Even the sounds made by a hippo, similar to a deep and demonic laugh, are a warning and do not represent a funny situation. Despite its funny appearance, the hippo is among the most dangerous and aggressive animals of the African savannah, the long sharp teeth can grow to a length of over 50 centimetres. The hippo holds a record, the widest mouth opening of all land animals belongs to the hippo, Hippopotamus amphibius, that can open its jaws up to 180 °.

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Taken on February 6, 2017