Given how powerful and dangerous they are, it’s a shame no professional sports teams use the hippopotamus as their mascot

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I think the problem lies with the hippo being commonly associated with the connotation of ‘fat’


The Hutto Hippos just outside of Austin, TX. They’re such a big deal in the town that there’s a hippo statue in the main town drag.


I am 100% on board with Cincinnati changing all their sports teams to the Hippos. Phiona is the greatest thing Ohio has produced since the Wright Brothers.


George the Hippo is the unofficial mascot of George Washington University


A Hutto high school in Texas uses a hippo as its mascot. I guess I am one to talk considering my college’s mascot is the Banana slug.