True Facts: Hippopotamus 

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Ze Frank
Ze Frank 2 aylar önce
Check out Curiosity Stream! Go to curiositystream.com/zefrank23 and use code: zefrank23 to get 25% off when you sign up!
LOL MAN 2 aylar önce
Pencil Watches Stuff
Pencil Watches Stuff 2 aylar önce
Wait you're only 23?
N 2 aylar önce
Heck yes!
Electrical Existence
Electrical Existence 2 aylar önce
@9:56 gummie land whale*
Bretton Ferguson
Bretton Ferguson 2 aylar önce
What if it isn't farts but Hippo diarrhea? Then there would be no bubbles. If it is diarrhea, this could explain why wildlife biologists are having such a hard time pinning down the source of the sound. Have you ever tried to pin down diarrhea? Let alone diarrhea underwater in a river? I expect an answer by Monday.
Jake Norton
Jake Norton 2 aylar önce
I remember reading that hippos were the one animal Steve Irwin refused to get near to. That's how unpredictably violent they are.
StillMe 2 aylar önce
Yet a small stingray killed him. Sad
BeastMaster09 2 aylar önce
Same with cassowaries. If Steve wouldn’t go near it, neither should you.
C S 2 aylar önce
Guess you should be casso-wary...kill me.
Captain Falcon
Captain Falcon 2 aylar önce
​@StillMe well, to my knowledge, it shouldn't have attacked him, & he knew how to handle it, but the camera crew startled it, & it panicked & defended itself.
Metal Sign
Metal Sign 2 aylar önce
Being related to dolphins really explains the unquenchable thirst for violence
Darcie Clements
Darcie Clements Aylar önce
Synth Izzy
Synth Izzy Aylar önce
And orcas.
Keyur Parikh
Keyur Parikh Aylar önce
Really?! Dolphins are violent?😮
Nighteyes Shadowwolf
​@Keyur Parikh I really hope this is sarcasm but if not just look up dolphin mating habits
Benjamin Welkens
Benjamin Welkens 2 aylar önce
“It’s a sad thing but a true thing” I can’t recall a time I’ve heard such genuine pain in his voice
RynnAgain 2 aylar önce
I appreciate the fact that he always includes his sources and includes a works cited bit in the credits. Makes it easier to do research on your own ❤
Lenra 1987
Lenra 1987 2 aylar önce
Juan De Andrade
Juan De Andrade 2 aylar önce
I grew up in a small town called Richard's Bay in South Africa, a place known for their hippos and crocodiles. It's a coastal town. However, there are lakes in which hippos reside, and they ran down to the sea. One time, my friend and I planned to swim across a closed area of sea, sort of like a mini-man-made bay. We knew to keep away from the lakes, which were relatively close by as we didn't have a death wish. We started to swim. About half way into our swim we heard this clicking sound under water. We both stopped and looked at eachother puzzled but we couldn't see anything around us so we just brushed it off. We continued to swim and that clicking sound persisted. We stopped again and, I shit you not, about 10 meters from us we saw that familiar hidden face just chilling out the water. Scariest moment of my life. We grow up knowing that hippos have killed more people than any other land animal and knew we were in serious trouble. In that moment, I knew that if the hippo wanted to kill us, it already would have. So my friend and I, without trying to rush, just swam to the nearest land. I have no idea how we made it out out alive but we survived. Honestly thought I was going to die that day. It's true what Zefrank says about their unpredictable nature. I'm sure if it was a young bull, or a mother with her pup, we wouldn't have lived to tell the tale
NavigatorMother 2 aylar önce
I love these recountings of real life.
Louis Victor
Louis Victor 2 aylar önce
I would suspect that wasn't the hypo's usual turf, so they might have been in a less "this is my space and feel like asserting dominance" mood, and more of a "what is this place and whare those weird things over there, oh they don't seem to even notice me, oh now they're leaving... alright then, back to figuring the rest of this place out" mood. Or maybe it was just luck, that is the thing about unpredictability, sometrimes you get muder tank, sometimes you get just chilling here tank.
Elias 2 aylar önce
Holy sh!t... You swam in Hippo/Crocodile infested waters? Evel Knievel's got nothing on you.
L 2 aylar önce
Holy crap. If I didn’t have an immediate heart attack from the sheer terror of that realization, I’d have still required rescuing because I’d have frozen in place, incapable of even blinking. I love the heck out of hippos but, If it had been me, I’d have been praying like hell that I was just seeing a great white or a tiger shark. And I’m not even religious. Wow… congrats on your survival. Whew! 😅
Theo Stokes
Theo Stokes Aylar önce
I got chased by a hippo near the Limpopo river when I was young. A true come to Jesus moment and probably the fastest I've gone up a tree in my life. At 12 years old I just remembered my grandad telling me there's no way you can outrun them so get high and stay put till they get bored and go away or help arrives. Eventually the hippo just moved on but I stayed up there a good fifteen to twenty minutes and only came down when my friends were calling for me. Yes, we were unsupervised. I recounted this to one of the locals with a farm bordering the Limpopo and he said I probably got near a calf and momma wasn't happy about it. I'd heard the pod some way off so I never expected to run into a solitary cow and her calf 😂 My family didn't hear this story until I was well into my twenties.
Come Fast To Get Into My Body
Telling the hippopotamisses from the hippopotamisters broke me. Great job. Love this channel and wish you could narrate all sorts of things.
Smaakjeks K
Smaakjeks K 2 aylar önce
Yeah, that was delightful
Zoya Dulzura
Zoya Dulzura 2 aylar önce
I liked the bit about the mom hippopotamus teaching the baby how to hippopotam.
Arlynne Cumberbatch
Arlynne Cumberbatch 2 aylar önce
boo be original, stop taking someones work
Cameron Tripp
Cameron Tripp 2 aylar önce
I am highly perplexed by your name.
midoriya shounen
midoriya shounen 2 aylar önce
"I did that for you, Jerry" nearly a decade of character growth has brought us to this point
Me him
Me him 2 aylar önce
I laughed so hard at that!
APKPhantom 2 aylar önce
You know, Jerry tries for us, and that needs to be rewarded every now and then
batzzz 2 aylar önce
Can I just say thank you for giving credit to the Biologists who helped. So many truly great minds never get the recognition they deserve.
Mariah Grimes
Mariah Grimes 2 aylar önce
Don’t forget about et-Al. 😂😂😂 He’s on all the credits
Maddie B.
Maddie B. 2 aylar önce
He wouldn’t have any integrity if he didn’t so it’s not something he really needs to be thanked for but go you!
Generic Name
Generic Name 2 aylar önce
​@Maddie B. Bro they're just saying they appreciate it
Patrick Scalia
Patrick Scalia 2 aylar önce
ZeFrank might have the mind of a horny smirking adolescent but he's still a class act. It's not always obvious but he does a lot of teaching there in between the laughs and without the scientists he wouldn't be able to do that. He never fails to credit the research and scientists he cites in his videos. Funny or not these are wildlife documentary videos every bit as much as one by David Attenborough.
Ongeri 2 aylar önce
A moment of silence for the unfortunate gazelle at 10:57 that ran into a mud pool to get away from a pack of wild dogs only to be shredded by a fellow herbivore, nature is beautiful😢
Chemical Wonderland
Chemical Wonderland 20 gün önce
Nature has no mercy
Shueps x
Shueps x 17 gün önce
As sad as it is to see, I'd rather be killed by a hippo and then be eated by wild dogs than be killed by the dogs. I love them but they can't kill by suffocation like a lion or a leopard, they start ripping apart and eating as soon as they can
Stringbean 20 saatler önce
​@Shueps x honestly, fair point
Avery Nelson
Avery Nelson 2 aylar önce
HIGHLY recommend that anyone who wants more baby hippo footage look up the journey of Fiona from the Ohio Zoo. She was born prematurely and the zoo staff basically had to forge brand new hippo care methods to keep her alive long enough to reunite with adult parents. Really cutting-edge zoo science. And she was adorable, too. They were very successful. She's a teenager now, basically, and she has a little brother.
Drae Drae
Drae Drae 2 aylar önce
Seriously, he makes me actually laugh out loud every single time without fail. “Kom-poop-cha.” Priceless.
Schmitzelhaus Aylar önce
To this day pretty much every single one of his "...butt, sorry, ..., but" - jokes makes me laugh. What can i say, i guess i´m pretty easily entertainted... 😅
austin wool
austin wool Aylar önce
Can we take a moment to appreciate Jerry? He may not get it right all of the time, but he's been writing and editing for over a decade.
RevokFarthis 2 aylar önce
I absolutely love Ze's little "kill me" whenever he makes a pun
ThatPunkGurl 2 aylar önce
This one was especially perfect.
Your Boss
Your Boss 2 aylar önce
Odin Satanas
Odin Satanas 2 aylar önce
I'm just absolutely blown away he doesn't mention the obvious factoid that they're the most deadly animal in Africa haha, a lot of people know that but it's still pretty big and interesting But yeah haha it's like he has to make them but it's painful to do so
Jace M
Jace M 2 aylar önce
Same ironically it killed me 🤣🤣
Crazy Sasha
Crazy Sasha 2 aylar önce
The best part is that that is mixed with him being really proud of his stupid puns 1 minute later.
Sir Vere
Sir Vere 2 aylar önce
you and Casual Geographic should TOTALLY do a video together, you both crack me up and inform me at the same time.
Lucien Fortner
Lucien Fortner 2 aylar önce
Little Witch 小巫婆
I totally second this. I don't know how they will, because theirtone of humor differs a bit from each-other, but this is totally something that should happen.
Sir Vere
Sir Vere 2 aylar önce
@Little Witch 小巫婆 the difference is EXACTLY why i think it would work, frank has more of a dry humor where as Casual is more dark and they both work very well together
Darcie Clements
Darcie Clements Aylar önce
I don't know how the styles would mash. I guess cg could do interjected commentary or zf could do a video on "biologist" as a species and include cg among others. I'd totally donate footage of my nerd house with it's microscope, strange sanitation that looks unsanitary and ultra fancy pet snake enclosure. Lol. Biologist/zoologist(older title starting to get used again) are a special breed.
Sir Vere
Sir Vere Aylar önce
@Darcie Clements i think CG could be a better version of Jerry, could work
Rysie 2 aylar önce
"Nope honey, that's a crocodile. Hot! Hot!" As a mom, I felt that.
Matt Morehouse
Matt Morehouse Aylar önce
I would think it's the other way round. The croc's probably thinking; "Dear God, I need to heat up so I can run away. Damnit, sun work faster!"
タヌキ 2 aylar önce
I remember watching True Facts about the Seahorse. Hard to believe that was 10 years ago! Thanks for the decade of entertainment ❤
Regent Voo
Regent Voo Aylar önce
Wait what?? We been with ze frank for so long?? Wow, he's been doing this since 13. A legend
Christopher Walke
Christopher Walke Aylar önce
You are a national fucking treasure, dude. I remember fending your website when I was a teenager, and how much the wisdom you shared on it helped me get through that period of my life. Now you create these lovely, hilarious videos that millions of people see and love. Thank you so much for existing; you don't suck at life. ❤
ArmchairGravy 2 aylar önce
I did not know hippos are land whales, nor manatees are aquatic elephants. You truly are an educator.
TrumpeterJen 2 aylar önce
The part where the hippo is baring its teeth at the rhino to try and use its intimidation factor is hilarious once you're aware of how weak a rhino's vision and intellect are. Hippo: "COME AT ME BRO" Rhino: "I literally can't see anything, so I'm just going to impale you until you go away"
Kefka 2 aylar önce
Hippo: COME AT ME BRO Rhino: (in the style of King Shark) Horn!
Generic Name
Generic Name 2 aylar önce
"Grr I'm big and scary" "What is that, a weird rock?"
Don Sexton
Don Sexton Aylar önce
@Generic Name A weird & stinky rock, would prolly captivate then aggravate a rhino
Connor Phipps
Connor Phipps Aylar önce
Hippo: The MURRAY is stronger than a rhino! Rhino: There IS no one my size, pauk.
Daniel L
Daniel L Aylar önce
Rhinos having bad vision is actually a myth. Their eyes are about as good as a cat or a rabbit, which for mammals is pretty good.
Melissa Frederick
Melissa Frederick 2 aylar önce
"Learning best how to hippopotam." In a video full of excellent lines this was my favorite.
Adroit ws
Adroit ws 2 aylar önce
yeah, it give me a strange sensation like wholesome, funny, weird, but also obvious and inevitable
Sandi Billingsley
If only teachers in school could be like you. We would have some really smart and smart ass students ❤❤
Quetzal the Gamer
Quetzal the Gamer Aylar önce
I was a huge fan of Animal Planet when I was a kid. Your channel makes me feel like I'm 10 years old watching those shows again. You're like a more comedic, adult-oriented version of Animal Planet.
Margaret K
Margaret K 2 aylar önce
I love learning about nature but I always struggle with viewing animal death (which obviously is a big part of life in the wild). Thank you so much for including the part about the male hippos and the babies BUT having it blurred. The knowledge was absorbed without being soul crushing👍👍
Kunarastar 2 aylar önce
Fun fact, my dad used to jokingly add hippopotamus to my name when I was a kid (apparently I was adorable like a baby hippo (and they are pretty adorable)). This video coming out a few days before my birthday feels like a early birthday present and I'm so happy about that.
Windthin 2 aylar önce
Love this. My favorite fact about the hippo is that it RUNS through the water and the water better get the heck out of the way if it knows what's good for it. They actually wear down trails that change the course of rivers. Amazing.
Cydney K. - Delilah Woods
Oh, Hi! Crazy seeing you here! This video made me want to make a Giff
Roberta Bessey
Roberta Bessey 24 gün önce
I absolutely love your videos!!!! Thank you for making learning so much fun. We all enjoy it very much.
75hilmar 2 aylar önce
This is the best nature documentary format to ever exist, combining extreme novelty with good humor and grotesquely chilled medieval flutes concert and a voiceover impersonation of Sir David Attenborough. Very well done.
Leigh Cochran
Leigh Cochran Aylar önce
I thought it was Morgan Freeman!
Corwin Rainier
Corwin Rainier 2 aylar önce
I thought it was touching how you were able to address some very harsh realities in a very compassionate, but still very light way.
Medic Webber
Medic Webber 2 aylar önce
Oh the jokes were on POINT in this one, sir!! Perfectly acceptable to verbally pat yourself on the back for coming up with them. 😂😂😂 Great vid, great information-as always! ❤
Dan_Ganing_Fan 2 aylar önce
After being blessed with the "oppih", we finally get a True Facts about its closest relative and one of my favorite animals. And as always, Ze Frank doesn't disappoint.
Bayofthe91st 2 aylar önce
Its actually marking the end of covid-era Zefrank. Oppih was made out of his boredom for doing the distancing
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman 2 aylar önce
I miss the oppih. Such a majestic creature
Triangle_Pants 2 aylar önce
Arcanine-Espeon 2 aylar önce
This is the second comment that has informed me of the "oppih." I know I absolutely must be missing something now...
Ethonra 2 aylar önce
I cannot recall the last time Ze Frank had so much fun mocking an animal. It was nice seeing him enjoy it this much.
John 11 saatler önce
One of your best among the best. Hysterical.
Tha Weezl
Tha Weezl 16 gün önce
I just found one of your other channels. I stand in total awe that so much good intention can be carried by one human. Thank you.
molly cruz
molly cruz 22 saatler önce
That "Alpha male gets all the girls" bit explains the familiar features from country to country. In many instances, the King had first crack at all the brides. In Utah men had multiple wives until it was banned last century sometime, and their features dominate there.
Hodan Is Based
Hodan Is Based Aylar önce
I haven't heard a single word from Jerry but he's still my favorite part of this show
Klafooti 2 aylar önce
Everytime Ze utters the word "babeh", an angel gets its wings.
kadian senoj
kadian senoj 2 aylar önce
Yesssss!!!! 😂❤
IndigoFenix 2 aylar önce
My favorite hippo fact is that they are not fat at all - their bodies are almost solid muscle, with only about 2% body fat, significantly less than even the most athletic humans. They look big and round because that's just the shape of hippo muscles, and the only reason you can't see the definition is because they have extremely thick skin (about 2-6 inches thick) covering it.
Wendy Chavez
Wendy Chavez Aylar önce
Your power to make education amusing is phenomenal! Thank you, ZeFrank, for everything you do!
Kita M Williams
Kita M Williams 2 aylar önce
Loved the ear twirling, and that mucus /sweat/sunscreen! 😮 Amazing! "They also have a weaponized face" 😄 "Learning how best to hippopotam"
T P Aylar önce
😂 I love watching your videos. Never ceases to make me laugh. You’re narrating style makes them easy to understand and watch. Far from boring.
Mary Lou YUND
Mary Lou YUND 5 saatler önce
This is truly fascinating
Rickus LastName
Rickus LastName 2 aylar önce
"it's a sad thing, but a true thing" Might as well be life's motto
King Ghidorah
King Ghidorah 2 aylar önce
motto motto?
John Smith
John Smith 2 aylar önce
Too true. Almost a Vonnegut.
Patte 2 aylar önce
And yet, Americans demand that all of their movies have a happy ending.
Love Bubble
Love Bubble 2 aylar önce
​@John Smith More like Dr Seuss.
Daniel Lau
Daniel Lau 2 aylar önce
Don't F with big chungus
Kristine Watson
Kristine Watson 2 aylar önce
A couple decades back I was leaving the San Diego zoo one evening and I passed by the Hippo habitat. They were very active so people were pausing to watch them on our way out. It was really cool until we all had a close up underwater view of a hippo taking an poo. We all moved on towards the exit after that. 😂
Matt Morehouse
Matt Morehouse Aylar önce
But it's an environmentally healthy poo. You should check out Fiona, she's a hippo celebrity.
Jub Aylar önce
@Matt Morehouse if i went and took a shit in my neighbors garden itd be a environmentally healthy poo too, but lets just say people dont tend to want to watch such things😂
CarBENbased 2 aylar önce
Amazing as always Ze! That really is fascinating about how their poop affects their environment!
anyoldthing 5 gün önce
I remember watching Ze when computers were just built. But really he was one of the first out there and he'd every so often do these little song bits and I can still hear one in my head. Thanks, Ze
Nameless Navnløs
Nameless Navnløs 2 aylar önce
All things considered, I think that lion at the end got off pretty frickin easy. He could've ended up with a broken spine and/or other broken bones but he didn't actually look that worse for wear after he got away. Lol. Probably had a heart attack from the whole thing though. I love how his friend didn't even keep swimming the same direction, he was just like "NOPE I'M OUT."
deprofundis Aylar önce
I know the reaction of the other lion made it so much funnier 🤣
Captain Swing
Captain Swing 2 aylar önce
One day, I would like to see Jerry do an entire episode all by themselves. If possible, release it on April 1st.
NHMO OYTIS 2 aylar önce
Is Jerry’s pronoun ‘they?’😊
Fennecfoxfanatic 2 aylar önce
So tomorrow?
Marcelino Kwiek
Marcelino Kwiek 2 aylar önce
​@NHMO OYTIS them pronouns got outta hand
NHMO OYTIS 2 aylar önce
@Marcelino Kwiek it’s OK for someone to use THEY if they have a tapeworm 😂
bobbodaskank 2 aylar önce
10 minutes of dead silence over some really bonkers footage. Then Ze comes in at the end and is like "What are you doing, Jerry? Recording? They can't hear you, Jerry, you don't have a voice."
R. 2 aylar önce
It seems to me that your respect and wonder for the life around us has grown over the years, yet your childlike wonder and sense of humor remains. I’m here for it.
Rocky Mountain Bear
Rocky Mountain Bear 2 aylar önce
Another theater of natural comedic masterpiece. I cannot stop laughing my backside off. I keep having to echo-locate the gluteus maximus, hippopotamus style, and reattach quickly before it falls off again. 👏 👏 👏 Bravo 👏 👏 👏
Paildra91 Aylar önce
I find it funny how the lion at the end sounded like he was initially going for intimidation but then very, very quickly switched to panic.
1776 2 aylar önce
I really enjoyed how much fun you had with this one 😂
Alessandra Di Graziano
When I was in Uganda wih my university class of Tropical ecology, we'd spend the evening looking at the river far down below and play "Hippo or croc?" Where we'd spot a figure in the water placed bets on whether it was a hippo or a crocodile and then used our binoculars or telescopic cameras and check. It was fun!
Shmoogers GOML
Shmoogers GOML 2 aylar önce
Truly hope that you, Mr. Ze Frank, enjoy these videos as much as the millions of us. They only continue to get better.
Jacob Morehouse
Jacob Morehouse 2 aylar önce
Yeah the original stuff was already amazing but it really feels like he's refined his art this past year since he's been back
Stuart McWilliams
Stuart McWilliams 2 aylar önce
Literally millions, it's mind blowing
NicLoves 2 aylar önce
@Jacob Morehouse BIG time!
Amy Jeanchaiyaphum
Amy Jeanchaiyaphum 2 aylar önce
Amen to that!!!🎉
TheLyleHawthorne 2 aylar önce
The Duck
David Kerr
David Kerr Aylar önce
Great video as always! Have been watching your content for well over a decade now! Super greatful for the time you put into these!
Please bring back cookie syrup
I'm learning so much and laughing my ass off! What an amazing video. I really love the parts with really bad puns that are so bad they become so good.
Lidija Plestenjak
Lidija Plestenjak 2 aylar önce
This is definetly my new favourite true facts video, made me laugh so much!! ❤
Endrank luvs da 4 loko
Thank you for continuing to make and share all kinds of hilarious and informational content after all these years. You're the only OG youtuber still at it. Thank you for everything!
TheRealBambihooves 2 aylar önce
Ze Frank, I love all of your stuff......I learn and crack up laughing every single time 😂
Timothy Y.
Timothy Y. 2 aylar önce
Some additional information on hippo’s phylogeny: Not only are whales their closest living relatives, they are also more closely related to ruminants such as bovines, sheep, deer, and giraffes, than they are related to pigs. Also something I love is that the clade that includes both cetaceans and hippos is called Whippomorpha.
Charli Espinoza
Charli Espinoza 2 aylar önce
Whippimorpha is so pleasant to say thank you
Dessa 2 aylar önce
Wait, I thought they were closer to odd-toed ungulates. Have I been mistaken the all this time?
Mayhem Discord & Chaos, Oh my!
@Dessa I'm just glad koalas and 3 toed sloths are kept out of the pecking order!
veritush 2 aylar önce
​@Charli Espinoza it's also a great name for a band!
Sam Fish
Sam Fish 2 aylar önce
I enjoy this knowledge. Thank you.
Darius Shemirani
Darius Shemirani 2 aylar önce
As I've always said, your content is just an another level from all these youtubers, you can literally have your own documentary series on a network.
pp  estus
pp estus Aylar önce
This was pretty entertaining and informative, great video clips. Was hoping for more footage of them fighting and mating.
Connie Patterson
Connie Patterson 2 aylar önce
Thank you for your videos. Many times they have made life so much easier by reminding me to not be too serious, and to lighten up and laugh. Thank you thank you!!
Marshall Aylar önce
Hey Ze Frank, great video as usual. Would love to see one from you about vultures and buzzards! I absolutely love your videos, joined Curiosity Stream! Great rec :D
Loren Bucko
Loren Bucko 2 aylar önce
Dude I could die happy after this video lol you never disappoint Ze
Gamma Gong
Gamma Gong 2 aylar önce
We're reaching 'Dad Joke' critical mass. And I'm here for it.
TippyHippy 2 aylar önce
l put my hamster in a sock and slammed it against the furniture
Kaveman 2 aylar önce
@TippyHippy Nah bruh
Justin Stalbaum
Justin Stalbaum 2 aylar önce
Ya, the puns were full tilt haha
Zoya Dulzura
Zoya Dulzura 2 aylar önce
@Kaveman I report them whenever I see that comment.
Mikenrad 2 aylar önce
the Hippopotamus is my favorite animal so this one was an extra pleasure to watch, thanks for always making great videos!
Morgan van Humbeck
Morgan van Humbeck 2 aylar önce
This is one of the best episodes in a long time. I had to pause several times to let the laughing subside
David Lee Kalb Jr.
David Lee Kalb Jr. 2 aylar önce
You never fail to entertain me. Your voice, and humor, combined with education. Plus, you make a story about the whole subject. I wish I had you as my natural science teacher in school.
Gil Domasky
Gil Domasky 2 aylar önce
You're my number 1 provider of long form content. How long does it take to write this insane educational stand up routine 6:15
Kenny Alternative
Kenny Alternative 2 aylar önce
I have learned more from Ze Franc than ever did in school! Awesome videos!
Casual Geographic
Casual Geographic 2 aylar önce
Been waiting on this one!
Jen LC
Jen LC 2 aylar önce
Ah, two animal content titans! Love you guys!
Rebecca Waters
Rebecca Waters 2 aylar önce
The crossover i desperately needed
Spiral Down
Spiral Down 2 aylar önce
Aseel Bakheet
Aseel Bakheet 2 aylar önce
Yaaaay collab please ✊✊✊✊
Triggered 2 aylar önce
I actually pogged irl
Ozark Lisa
Ozark Lisa 2 aylar önce
Really interesting. The footage of the newborn was incredible. On the other hand, that antelope in the mud had a mercifully quick demise. Dad gum.
Melissa Douglas
Melissa Douglas 2 aylar önce
Thank you for blurring the new male killing the baby hippo. I know nature isn’t always cuddly, but sometimes it’s nice to have the truth “lightly frosted” after a rough week.
Scott Duede
Scott Duede 2 aylar önce
This day you have channelled into your work the spirit of Terry Pratchett. It is glorious and I love it!
Llyander 2 aylar önce
I don't think I've ever learned so much about hippos in such a short space of time. Bravo.
Roland Vogt
Roland Vogt 2 aylar önce
These never disappoint - good information and humor all rolled into one.
Me 2 aylar önce
I absolutely cannot avoid smiling (and laughing loud enough to scare my dog) when I watch these. Ze Frank must be protected at all costs.
Brittany 2 aylar önce
Keep him away from the hippos, then.
Shawn McCarthy
Shawn McCarthy 2 aylar önce
Is there a threat that we are unaware of? Do you have some critical intelligence suggesting his safety is compromised? TELL US!
fartzinwind 2 aylar önce
Remember when there was a few years hiatus... The world sucked ever so slightly more as a whole during those times
Mayhem Discord & Chaos, Oh my!
@Brittany I'm not too sure that it's the hippos we need worry about! Its Jerry that's the REAL danger!
Gert Sterner
Gert Sterner 2 aylar önce
That was great! You've outdone yourself this time. I had a lot of good laughs. Thanks!
epick_himself 2 aylar önce
This guy never fails me to laugh and learn at the same time 😂😆
Rebecca Hall
Rebecca Hall Aylar önce
PLEASE make a classroom-friendly one! I love these!
deprofundis Aylar önce
Agreed!! Much prefer the classroom friendly versions.
Shiki no Uta annodaj
Only 30 seconds in and I'm dying of laughter. Love it 😀 ❤
Davealapoo 2 aylar önce
This is some of the best raw footage you've had in a while, and that's not to belittle previous episodes. Thanks, academia!
Kristen JustKristen
Kristen JustKristen 2 aylar önce
That last shot with the lion really does show their true size and strength. Amazing work and amazing animals!
Arthera 2 aylar önce
the lion got lucky
k R
k R 2 aylar önce
Then the one shot with the rhino really makes you go sh in thinks are huge Then there's the African elephants ...
Vegan power yo. Lions aint got shit on hippos gorillas etc
wesbecool 2 aylar önce
​@ANIMAL LOVERS DONT KILL&EAT ANIMALS🤍ʕ•ᴥ•ʔif you eat tougher stuff . . .not much tougher than plant matter, they so unbothered that they never even evolved the ability to run from predators😂
Jason Floyd
Jason Floyd 2 aylar önce
I laughed so hard sometimes I thought I might be having a medical problem. Thank you.
Dusty Standiford
Dusty Standiford Aylar önce
I would like to see a video educating about the Hoatzin bird. Things a darn modern day pterodactyl. Also, love the content, watch it with the whole fam. Please, never stop.
zptwin2 2 aylar önce
Hippos are my favorite animals for so many reasons. Thanks for making this video! Ive been waiting for years lol
Scribble Bandit
Scribble Bandit Aylar önce
My wish is for this man and Casual Geographic to team up for one wild information filled video, how much to make it happen folks
CappinCurt 2 aylar önce
Whales and Hippos being related is the biggest mindfuck of my day
Frosty the Snowman
Frosty the Snowman 2 aylar önce
Imagine if whales had adapted to grow legs
Salt's 2 aylar önce
The elephants and dugong thing was what got me
VVabsa 2 aylar önce
@Frosty the Snowman Whale ancestors were literally the hairy mammalian version of crocodiles before they lost their hind legs.
omnomshibob 2 aylar önce
Do you know about the Rock Hyrax (Dassie)? Closest living relative is the elephant.
Paradox Edge
Paradox Edge 2 aylar önce
Frank? Please never stop making these. These videos are comfort food for my everything. You're like one of the few things in this world and in my life that I genuinely appreciate and love to just watch endlessly.
Jackie Aylar önce
That description of a manatee is super accurate, and that lack of stuffing also made it super soft
53rd & 3rd Shows
53rd & 3rd Shows Aylar önce
Thank you for blurring certain parts -even with the comedy it was classy of you ✌🏽 that was an excellent video.
JP Baley
JP Baley 2 aylar önce
I would love a collaboration between ZeFrank and Casual Geographic, ZeFrank imparting info and dad jokes and CG reacting to it with his killer comments.
Ross Belbus
Ross Belbus 2 aylar önce
man i just feel your hidden under the carpet happiness, like on a global positive scale, you're such a great persona and whatever life brought upon you you came out with such deep undestanding of things, you're contribution is such a gift
Morley 2 aylar önce
That second lion at the end abandoned his buddy so fast. "Good luck with the giant angry potato, Dave! I'm heading out!"
quietone748 2 aylar önce
"Angry potato". Perfect descriptor!
Vince M
Vince M 2 aylar önce
He went to look for an empty giraffe
Danny Caracciolo
Danny Caracciolo 2 aylar önce
He took the bear attack analogy literally there.
Bluecho4 2 aylar önce
To be fair, that's not cowardice. It's just common sense. No one can blame the buddy for abandoning Dave to his fate. Not even Dave.
MsLeenite 2 aylar önce
And after the hippo chased Dave away: "YEAH! And STAY out!!!"
ashley klotz
ashley klotz 2 aylar önce
Thank you so much man,... The last 2 months have very rough, I lost the only mom I've known and my dad, also having to move on top of it all and just really needed something to laugh at .. I'm still learning things that I didn't know but at the same time getting a good laugh in so thank you for being there!
Hannah Schneyder
Hannah Schneyder 2 aylar önce
Hey, I'm sorry to read that. If you'd like virtual hugs from an internet stranger, I got one for you. 🤗
ashley klotz
ashley klotz 2 aylar önce
@Hannah Schneyder I accept all hugs, thank you so much, it has been an emotional couple of months for sure, and on top of losing both parents, our apt was in mom's name, so we had to move out, we could have kept it but decided the price was not worth it especially when we took jobs that would allow us to be home during the day, plus my boyfriend was packing and moving while dealing with the pain.. Again tho, it's been rough so I'll take all the hugs I can get 🙂
Kimberly McGaughy
Kimberly McGaughy 2 aylar önce
I just love this guy’s commentary! ❤️❤️❤️
Lawrence Giles
Lawrence Giles 2 aylar önce
You are HILARIOUS! And very informative. This is one of the best wildlife shows - and I grew up on Mutual of Omaha's 'Wild Kindom'! Marlin Perkins was never this funny. Thank you. 😂
Lyn Aylar önce
Great video, I love learning from this account! And a quick fun fact about hippos is they also can’t swim since they only have a thin layer of fat. Underneath that is just pure muscle which is why it’s hard to kill a hippo with say a bullet! They’re mostly muscle which is scarier than if they were just mostly fat 😅
Nickolas Mason
Nickolas Mason Aylar önce
Please make a video on the Hoatzin bird!!! It's a bird with no living (known) relative, whose chicks have dinosaur like claws on their wings and are capable of swimming, climbing and walking on all fours (when little). They also have a unique digestive system and are a true mystery among avian species :)
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