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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Is this a natural swim-trim?

hippo feet, originally uploaded by moocatmoocat.

This was a hard photo to find; hippos are usually standing on their hooves. Hippos are of course known as "river horses" and this shot shows you why.

I wonder if anyone has studied the hoof wall composition of hippos; these hooves are in the water virtually 24/7, although not always in the nonweightbearing state.

Is it someone's job at the zoo to trim these hooves?

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