Terrifying river horses? Protective mothers? Enemies of ancient Egypt? How do hippos live? What's a pygmy hippo? Are hippos in danger? This work helps you find out the answers to these questions and many, many more! "Scary Creatures" is an entertaining series investigating the more grisly aspects of natural history. "Hippos" is packed with facts written in an accessible question-and-answer format. Special x-ray pages enable readers to see the inside of a hippo, and a deeper look into their habitat. The book features startlingly realistic illustrations and impressive photographs. Informative captions, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal educational text.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.