Every time I hear the jingle, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” it makes me think about what a terrible idea that would be. Weighing nearly 3 tons, the hippo is the most deadly land mammal, claiming the lives of approximately 500 people in its native African habitat per year. Also, the last time someone tried to keep hippos as pets it caused an environmental crisis in Columbia where they became invasive with no natural predators.
Maybe let’s reconsider this one…
The only hippopotamus I’d want is this one made out of clay:
Let's keep it fun and put logistics (and ethics) aside...is there a wild animal you think would make an awesome pet? Feel free to add your own, vote for one or more!