pink hippo

Hippos usually avoid the sun, preferring to spend daylight hours submerged in a nearby lagoon.  I was surprised to see the images of a hippo on my camera trap, in broad daylight, 88 degrees F, sunny, 12:50 pm.

This hippo didn’t appear to be alarmed or disturbed.  I might have been alarmed or disturbed had I stumbled upon it while checking the camera.  The pink color is a mucous secretion to keep the skin from drying and burning.

4 responses to “pink hippo”

  1. You are kidding, right David? OK, I believe you … Mom

    1. At least they weren’t wearing tutus.

    1. Some of these surprises are truly magical.

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