Hippos are really numerous in the Chongwe and the Zambezi and we were happy to be in a motor-powered larger boat since hippos are known to turn smaller vessels over and more people in Africa are killed by hippos than another other of the resident animals. And certainly, hippos, large and small, were all around us in both rivers. They made their rude noises constantly, flapped their ears, yawned so we could see their huge teeth, and even jostled among themselves for positions in the rivers. They were amusing to watch from the relative safety of our boat.
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