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ALMOST EVERYBODY LIKES HIPPOS (Apr, 1958)

I kept looking for the sub-title: “Except people who get eaten by them”

ALMOST EVERYBODY LIKES HIPPOS

by Col. Robert Bruce White

In my heart there is a soft spot for hippos. For this reason T have sought them out in the streams and rivers of Mozambique, British East Africa and the Congo—not to shoot them but to observe their fascinating family life.

Early African explorers would have you believe they are vicious roaring monsters. To be sure, there are rogue hippos, but even in their violent moods they are amusing. And ordinarily hippos are peace-loving animals.

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