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The Hunger Game Meat: How Hippos Nearly Invaded American Cuisine


Don’t have a cow but, at one point in history, it could have been that Americans weren’t having cows at all. Had the country’s cuisine gone on a different trajectory, Americans may have all been eating hippo meat instead. In American Hippopotamus, author Jon Mooallem recounts this fascinating and altogether quirky time in history. The [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Photoblogging: The Most Underrated of the African Megafauna


It’s the hippo of course. Did you know that a fully grown hippo can bite a crocodile in half? Taken at the San Diego Zoo on October 11, 2013.

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The Thoughtful Animal

The Wilder Side of Sex

Hippo mom and son. San Diego Zoo.

My latest piece for BBC Future is now up, and it focuses on how the things we may think of as odd, gross, or strange when it comes to human sexual practices are perhaps entirely normal for other species. Romantic relationships are complicated, and so is sex. Relationships can be fraught with the potential for [...]

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