Hippopotamus vs. Nile Monitor

Now, it’s time to look at both creatures in-depth and find out which one comes out victorious when pitted against each other.

Hippopotamus amphibius

Varanus niloticus

Up to 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) in length and 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) tall

Up to 2.7 meters in length

Rivers, lakes, and swamps in sub-Saharan Africa

Wetlands, rivers, and swamps of sub-Saharan Africa

Average lifespan is 40 – 50 years

Up to 20 years

Live in groups called pods

Solitary animals

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