Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Mother and Baby Hippo
** Made by Fiesta Toy
** 18 inch
Isn’t it funny how toy makers can take one of the most ornery and dangerous animals in the world and turn it into something that makes children and sometimes even adults squeal like goofballs? Don’t let their placid appearance fool you though. These rotund beasties are one of the meanest things on four legs, in Africa or anywhere else for that matter. Related to whales and porpoises, they tend to spend most of their time in lakes, rivers and mangrove swamps, only coming out at night to graze on grass. To look at their fat, barrel-shaped bodies and stubby legs, you might think they’re slow as molasses. You would be wrong. And then they would take a chunk out of your backside. Ouch! And not just yours, they fight with lions, alligators…heck, they’d probably attack a stiff breeze if they thought it smelled funny. But that’s only if they’re in the water. On land, they really couldn’t care less about what’s going on around them.
Word to the wise, whether or not you visit Africa, just stick to playing with these little hippo stuffed animals from Fiesta Toy. They aren’t nearly as vicious as the real thing and a whole lot easier to take care of! One last bit of trivia: did you know that mama hippos give birth in the water where they make their home? The babies will hang out on mama’s back until they get bigger, only swimming down to feed before they get weaned off their mom’s milk.