The lion is an iconic species with a distinctive appearance. To keep cool in hot climates, the hippopotamus has a barrel-shaped body and a thick layer of fat beneath its skin.
Lion: With their strong muscles and agility, lions can easily take down animals as large as buffalo and wildebeest with relative ease.
Hippo: With sharp tusks and long incisors, the hippo wields enough power to snap bones in two with a single swing of its head.
The lion’s natural habitat includes grasslands, woodlands, and open plains in sub-Saharan Africa.
Conversely, the hippopotamus lives mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and inhabits rivers, lakes, and swamps.