Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius The hippopotamus is one of the world’s largest and heaviest land animals.It lives partly in water and partly on land.Although strictly a plant eater,the hippopotamus has massive jaws with formidable tusks.Hippos have an unpredictable temperament and are capable of biting through small boats and slicing crocodiles in two.Hippos trample riverbanks and lakeshores,creating a maze of waterside paths and wallows that they use to get access to the plants they eat.Hippos spend their days lazing in or near water,emerging after dark to feed.
Zebras are members of the horse family.They are grass-eating animals in parts of Africa,most famous for their distinctive striped coats.They have muscular bodies ,immense speed and strength.They can use powerful jaws and heavy hooves to attack their enemies when threatened.They also have unusually large ears which give these animals a very good sense of hearing .
A snake is a long and thin animal that lives in grass or other dark places. It has no legs or feet, but can move very fast on its stomach. Snakes usually have green,yellow or black skins, which make it difficult for their enemies to find them.Some kinds of snakes live in water. They can swim as freely as fish.
Snakes are cold-blooded animals. They take many things as food, such as mice, sparrows, frogs, birds'eggs, pests and so on.As snakes are dreadfullooking, people are afraid of them.
In fact, snakes are not as dreadful as they look. They can help us to kill mice and pests. They can provide us with delicious meat. Their blood is a good drink.Poisonous snakes are especially useful. We can make valuable drugs with them.