5 fun hippo facts
#1 Hippos can't swim
#2 Hippo calves suckle underwater
Like all mammals, hippo cubs are dependent on their mother for nourishment. And since hippos are water dwellers, their bodies have evolved some interesting adaptations.
Baby hippo noses can close just like their eyes so that water doesn’t go through and they’re free to suckle milk underwater as well as on land
#3 Hippos are loud
#4 Hippos produce their own sunscreen
Hippo skin can get sunburnt so, over the eons, they have evolved the ability to secrete their own sunscreen.It’s a form of oily sweat that has a pink hue. This substance will cover their entire bodies to prevent sun damage.
#5 Hippos can stay underwater for five minutes at a time
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- 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts