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Postby kiran » Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:10 pm

what makes the heavy body of hippo float ?Do they have air bladder? Or they dont float just swim?
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Postby James » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:00 pm

Hippo's muscles are too heavy for them to float, but enable them to be very competent swmmers.
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Postby victor » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:41 am

I think hippo do have air bladder..still IMMSMR
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Postby Ange » Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:05 am

Even though the have strong muscles, the dont actually swim. And their bodies are far too dense to even float. They move around by pushing off from the riverbed or simply walking along the bottom in a slow-motion gallop, lightly touching the bottom with their toes like aquatic ballet dancers.

So if you see a hippo float, it just pushed himself to water's surface or the water is shallow. Hope you get what I mean.
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Postby mothorc » Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:02 am

I don't think so, Hipopotamus have a lot of adipose tissue, so they can float easier.
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Postby jnitetime » Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:31 am

Hippos are too heavy too float, look its like this, when your in a swimming pool and you want to get from one side to another, instead of swimming across, you can simply push yourself off from the wall, that will save you alot of time and energy
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