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Hippopotamus vs White Rhino

  
  
  

          Hippo                     vs              Rhino

Up to 14 ft and 8000 lbs            Up to 13.5 ft and 7500 lbs

hippo, hippopotamuswhite rhino

Big match up between african heavy weights! This fight has been requested hundreds of times since the dawn of this website. This fight could happen in the wild as their habitats do overlap.

The hippo is a massive and ferocious animal. It spends about 75% of its time submerged in water, but despite this fact, hippos are surprisingly graceful on land and have been clocked at 19 mph over short distances.

Hippos are naturally aggressive and routinely attack other animals, such as crocodiles, in its habitat. A hippo's mouth can open to 4 feet and wields tusks that are nearly 3 ft long!

The White Rhino is equally as massive and aggressive as the hippo and possesses a towering horn that can grow up to 5 ft! Rhinos have a tough, thick hide that helps prevent injuries. Amazingly at this size, rhinos can charge at bursts of up to 40/mph.

Conclusion:

Obviously in the water the rhino has no chance but since there is no reason that the rhino would be in the water this fight takes place on land. I know there are many hippo supporters out there but I just dont see any circumstances where the hippo would be able to get around the Rhino's defenses. The two beasts would size each other up for a while before the rhino would gore the hippo from under its mouth and straight through its head.

Rhino wins!

Comments

Interesting match-up.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:38 AM by David Church
Ya, I'll go with the Rhino because of the speed factor.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 2:18 PM by Ted
i would go for the rhino because it has a huge horn and very fast!but im not saying the hippo is weak,it has a huge mouth and very very very stong teeth!
Posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:09 PM by kota
yes, i like that.i even thougth of that without dougth.white rhino is equvalent to two big hippo(technically).
Posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:44 PM by musa
Ya, it does make sense because the rhino has more "armor" and that horn can pnetrate the hippo's body.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:48 PM by Dil
Ya, it does make sense because the rhino has more "armor" and that horn can pnetrate the hippo's body.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 23, 2011 6:48 PM by Dil
for sure
Posted @ Thursday, March 24, 2011 3:13 PM by renegade
Great im sure in the sense that rhino horn is bigger &more over rhino is even more bigger than hippo.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:02 AM by Nnamdi
Great im sure in the sense that rhino horn is bigger &more over rhino is even more bigger than hippo.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:03 AM by Nnamdi
Great im sure in the sense that rhino horn is bigger &more over rhino is even more bigger than hippo.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:09 AM by Nnamdi
Hippo loses to Rhino? Nope. Hippos are CRAZY. You get between them and their body of water and they will tear you several new orificies. A hippo would easily bite through a rhino's spine and tear it out.
Posted @ Friday, April 01, 2011 3:29 AM by Hybrid Dolphin
If both animals are male and of the same weight, and they fight on land, the hippo actually has a reasonable chance of a draw. We should take the following factors into consideration: 
 
 
 
(1) Both hippo and white rhino bulls are accustomed to fighting over territory and mating rights, but such fights are usually more fierce between male hippos than between male white rhinos. Hippo bulls frequently inflict serious injuries on each other, and, as Peter Capstick and other hunters found out at their own expense, a hippo wounded in such a fight will be quite likely to attack anyone in sight. In contrast, male white rhinos rarely fight so aggressively: 
 
Territories are marked by urine spraying and defecating along the boundaries, and although territorial males rarely fight and tend to avoid one another, they do indulge in trials of strength, which may include horn clashing, to settle disputes and confirm social position. After a dispute, the defeated male may stay and feed in the defended area as long as he displays submissiveness, ceases to spray urine or scatter dung, and stays out of the proprietor's way.  
 
http://www.ecotravel.co.za/Guides/Wildlife/Vertebrates/Mammals/Big_5/Rhino/White_Rhino_Information.htm 
 
 
 
(2)In confrontations with humans, hippos behave far more aggressively than white rhinos. There have been very few recorded fatalities caused by white rhinos, whereas hippos killed a significant number of people in Africa even in recent years. White rhinos are far less aggressive than black or Indian rhinos. 
 
 
 
(3) The rhino's main mode of attack is to gallop toward the opponent, with the aim of goring and tossing it. Since the attack is boosted by the rhino's remarkable speed and immense weight, a clear hit can seriously damage even a car or a jeep. Hippos, however, can also move fast, and, as Gerald Durrell observed in Cameroon, a young and agile bull can smartly sidestep from the attack of its opponent, and when the latter rushes by, it will deliver a slashing bite into the other's neck, shoulder or flank. Durrell saw such a duel that lasted for a whole night, and the older, less agile bull was finally killed by its dynamic rival. A hippo bull would probably use similar tactics against a charging rhino, and since rhinos are relatively "soft" animals (i.e., far less resistant to gunshot wounds than Cape buffaloes), the resulting massive blood loss will probably induce the rhino to retreat.
Posted @ Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:31 AM by Balazs
Listen people hippo's kils more humans in a year than lions and elephants together the are one of the strongest animals on the earth and surely are stonger than a rhino
Posted @ Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:52 AM by PP
Both hippos and rhinos are extremely massive and strong, but hippos have shorter and weaker legs, because they are accustomed to spend much of their time in the water or laying on the coast. Still, they are capable of short bursts of great speed. On the other hand, hippo bulls, just as you say, are far more aggressive than white rhinos.
Posted @ Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:29 AM by Balazs
Sure the Rhino has more weapons, but the Hippo is much much more aggressive, and willing to die in order to win a fight.. And that for me clinches it.. same size/strength.. but the guy thats more aggressive will win.. and this could happen when a rhino goes for a drink on the hippos turf..
Posted @ Friday, May 13, 2011 11:38 AM by Miguel Sanchez
a very even match but i think the rhino wins 6 to 7 out of ten they are slightly larger have thicker skin a more powerful horn they are also faster a hippo has tusks and it can win if it gets a bite around the neck and are more aggressive the rhino has weak eye sight this will be a weakness but in close fight it will not matter that much the hippo fight with it,s mouth it will run towards a rhino with it,s open mouth and the rhino will stab it with it,s horn
Posted @ Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:46 AM by sabih jamal
also a hippo has weaker legs and can not balance it,s self if the rhino hits it to hard
Posted @ Sunday, July 10, 2011 8:50 AM by sabih jamal
very fun fight to imagine, as is every wild animal fight but a hippo beating and killing a rhino? no. while they are similar in size that is not going to matter. whoever said rhinos are not aggressive you need to do some research. there are 3 videos i suggest u all try to find ( i would post links but im writing this from my phone at 3 am lol) i believe one was a random clip on wshh.com i caught one day of a rhino taking on a whole pride of lions though i do believe they were all teenage lions. anyways it was 6 lions nd every single attempt at bringing the rhino dpwn was laughable. tbe rhino charged through them over and over nd obce he got one good hit on a lion they calld it quits. another video was a rhino around several ( over 10 ) full grown bulls atleast 600lbs each with horns and one was dumb enough to challenge the rhinos bravado. it was a stand off for a good 4 mins nd the second they clashed it was over this rhino had this bull litterally on its side lifted in the air charging around like it was a toy nd kept at it for over 5 mins meanwhile all the bulls fam nd friends didnt think twice about fukin wit the rhino. to sum up while neither of these instances involved a hippo the rhino has the same size as fhe hippo but dpuble the speed, atleast double the skin protection and one single clean pierce with its horn and its a wrap. the hippo would be lucky to get a CLEAN bite on the rhino. maybe hippo wins 2 times out of 10
Posted @ Saturday, July 16, 2011 2:31 AM by bizmarc
Hmmm... Hippos are not as tall as white rhinos, their body is very massive, and their legs are short. This means that a rhino might find it more difficult to push over a hippo than another rhino, let alone a buffalo bull, because the center of the hippo's body weight is lower than that of the rhino. This is particularly true if the hippo consistently faces the rhino with its massive skull and mouth, preventing it from attacking the hippo broadside. Thus the main danger to the hippo is the injuries inflicted by the rhino's long horn. If the rhino's horn hits the hippo's neck, throat or chest, it will probably win the fight; but if the hippo can successfully parry or sidestep, and the horn hits only the hippo's skull or shoulder, it might not penetrate as deep as to cause a fatal injury. Hippos are accustomed to suffer serious wounds during dominance fights between males, and a single non-lethal horn thrust would not make the hippo give up. In contrast, a serious hippo bite into the rhino's flank or neck would probably induce the rhino to retreat. Hunters generally observed that a rhino affected by a serious gunshot wound was more inclined to flee than to keep on attacking, whereas Cape buffaloes often kept on fighting until they literally dropped dead.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:40 AM by Balazs
rhinos are taller longer heavier they have thicker skin they are faster and more agile hippos are more aggressive rhinos have a horn that could go right through the hippos mouths hippos have tusks that could do great damage to the rhinos throat rhinos have weak eye site hippos are clumsy hand have low balence i think that even with low eye site the rhino can see the hippo very well and can avoid it,s bite and stab it with it,s horns enough times to get the win rhinos are very aggressive as well not as much as the hippo but very aggressive
Posted @ Wednesday, August 03, 2011 7:23 AM by sabihjamal
rhino is a huge animal and hippo is a smooth animal as i know so obiviously if fight happens between these 2 rhino should win
Posted @ Friday, August 05, 2011 3:30 AM by karthik
If they met relatively far from the nearest lake or river, the rhino would have the advantage, because the hippo's first idea would be probably to get back to the water. This might induce it to attack the rhino if it happen to stand in its way, but its maneuvering skills would be probably not as good as that of the rhino. For the hippo, the optimal location and terrain to face the rhino would be close to the water, where it would feel self-assured and where its territorial instinct would be particularly strong.
Posted @ Friday, August 05, 2011 2:28 PM by Balazs
Hippo wins. Look it up on youtube. It scares the rhino away.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:01 PM by Javier
I would have to go with the rhino because the hippo kills by biting and crushing its opponents head, and it couldn't do that because the rhino has horns on its head.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:29 PM by Siberiantiger55
It depends whether they're close to each other or far from. Also if they fight in land or water. If they get close to each other and then start fighting, hippo will have more chance to bite and defeat rhino with it's huge tusks; on the other side if they run to each other from distances,the rhino, like a war tank, will destroy the hippo.
Posted @ Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:49 AM by Babak Ashkbous
No you idiots hippos are definintley as powerful and have thicker skin than rhinos and elephants.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:43 PM by tim breese
Hippos are certinly more ill natured both beasts are territorial and while the white rhino should not be taken lightly and could beat the hippo in anumber of circumstances hippos are more impressive intelligant animals with much more dangerous weapons.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:46 PM by tim breese
Hippo wins
Posted @ Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:50 PM by tim breese
hippos live in water because they'd die from heat exhaust very quickly away from water....... the fight would be a staring contest until either the hippo retreated to the water or the hippo died from exposure. Either way, the rhino wins.
Posted @ Sunday, January 08, 2012 2:17 AM by Isaac
Hippo wins !! if the hippo gets a bite in, just one and weakens the rhino anywhere another bite and another bite is surely on its way within seconds. Hippo is more aggressive to bite than the rhino is to gore.
Posted @ Friday, January 13, 2012 10:12 AM by J Beck
a good comparison would be a man with a machete against a man with 4 inch canines. The latter has to get in close enough to bite. The former just needs to stab him when he comes close.
Posted @ Sunday, January 22, 2012 8:43 PM by Nothing
Nothing> thats a retarted comment.. if the rhino have horns on its legs that may make sense.. but it doesnt.. moron.. you try to gore or stab a fucking hippo and see what it'll do to you, fucker.. faggot, it'll rape you even though it doesnt have a horn or need one..
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:19 AM by Jayson
@jayson 
 
well that was a brilliant comment you made yourself..
Posted @ Wednesday, February 15, 2012 12:23 AM by Johnboy
@johnnyboy 
 
 
 
your comment doesnt have anything add anything to this conversation so shut the fuck up... 
 
 
 
@Jason 
 
 
 
your the faggot so suck my dick fuckface..
Posted @ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:54 PM by Nothing
@nothing 
 
your a fucking moron, go off yourself..
Posted @ Thursday, March 01, 2012 6:50 PM by Johnboy
I am going to get involved, Nothing's comment was idiotic, also you referred to some one as a faggot then put forward the suggestion to suck your dick? I deduce that, you sir, are in fact the faggot.
Posted @ Sunday, March 04, 2012 1:07 AM by rodders
@rodders 
 
Shut the fuck up and mind your own business. Have you ever heard of the term it takes one to know one? Well then sir you are also a faggot. So why dont you fuck off and go suck your bf's dick. Ass face! 
 
 
 
@Johnboy 
 
fuck you loser.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 07, 2012 9:01 AM by Nothing
Why everyone support only one animal?Why cant it be a draw.Rhino`s r huge, massive,strong and very heavy.It has a horn or sometimes two horns which r razor sharp.The hippo has rlly strong teeth and a giant mouth.See the fight reports. 
 
Rhino:Stab with his horns. 
 
Hippo:Bite his middle and throw him down. 
 
rhino:climb on the hippo and throw push him down and stand on him. 
 
The hippo has no way to get up but the fight continious. 
 
hippo:Shake his body till the rhino falls down and he starts stamping the rhino. 
 
Rhino:He inserts his horn in the throat of the hippo but its giving up and it Bites its neck tightly. 
 
Results:The hippo died due to the hole in the throat and the rhino dies because of the broken neck. 
 
Hope u all enjoyed my information.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:39 AM by shehzor
Rhino wins. Bigger, Stronger, faster, better armed, and just as aggressive 
Posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 12:30 AM by dfgdlfgkj
Rhino wins bigger, faster, stronger, tougher and better armed vs more aggressive and better eyes. Rhinos have very bad eyesight so everything is supposedly a blur, This makes the rhinos take everything as a threat. Read some post above me and if you really want to compare it to humans then it's like a person with a 2 ft Bowie knife attatched to their head vs a person with ft long teeth and can open their mouth alot more. What you were saying would be like a person with a 2 ft Bowie knife vs a person with 1 ft long nails made of wood. Also it takes 1 to know 1 is stupid
Posted @ Sunday, July 01, 2012 4:11 AM by Myself
This is what happens in nature: 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7mUYJQDad4
Posted @ Friday, August 03, 2012 5:30 AM by Redthing
Anyone voting for the hippo CLEARLY does not have a clue. Rhinos are HEAVIER and better equipped on land than hippos.  
 
There's NO WAY a hippo could beat a rhino on land. NOT A CHANCE. 
 
 
Btw: 
 
Elephant > Rhino + Hippo
Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:56 AM by JG
The rhino because he has a sharp horn
Posted @ Sunday, September 30, 2012 1:54 PM by Peter
Well the way I see it, is that a hippo is full of fat and blob, and as a pose to a rhino they are full of muscle and armed , over all I think a Dino will rape a hippo, and who cares how many ppl hippos kill a year, ppl are weak and defenseless ..rhinos are secret animals and try to avoid ppl..do the math if you were big and fat and fought some one same size as you but he was all muscle , faster who do you think will win,,not the fat ass
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:17 AM by J
Well the way I see it, is that a hippo is full of fat and blob, and as a pose to a rhino they are full of muscle and armed , over all I think a Dino will rape a hippo, and who cares how many ppl hippos kill a year, ppl are weak and defenseless ..rhinos are secret animals and try to avoid ppl..do the math if you were big and fat and fought some one same size as you but he was all muscle , faster who do you think will win,,not the fat ass
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:20 AM by J
Well the way I see it, is that a hippo is full of fat and blob, and as a pose to a rhino they are full of muscle and armed , over all I think a rhino will rape a hippo, and who cares how many ppl hippos kill a year, ppl are weak and defenseless ..rhinos are secret animals and try to avoid ppl..do the math if you were big and fat and fought some one same size as you but he was all muscle , faster who do you think will win,,not the fat ass
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:24 AM by J
Well the way I see it, is that a hippo is full of fat and blob, and as a pose to a rhino they are full of muscle and armed , over all I think a rhino will rape a hippo, and who cares how many ppl hippos kill a year, ppl are weak and defenseless ..rhinos are secret animals and try to avoid ppl..do the math if you were big and fat and fought some one same size as you but he was all muscle , faster who do you think will win,,not the fat ass
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:25 AM by J
Exactly. Hard to believe that some people are actually trying to make a point based on the fact that hippos kill more humans.  
 
What does that have to do with anything?  
 
Last time I checked, rhinos were "just a little bit" stronger than humans. 
 
The only thing it proves is that there are more hippos around having contact with humans and that they are more agressive towards them than rhinos. It does not mean a hippo would beat a rhino at all.  
The 2 fact are completely unrelated, whatsoever. 
 
A hippo wouldn't stand a chance... there isn't a single factor that would favor the hippo on land against a rhino. Rhinos are heavier, faster and better equipped (defensively and offensively)... the only thing hippo have that could be seen as an advantage is its big mouth and huge teeth, but once it tries to bite a rhino's head, it's horn would pierce its opponents' brain. 
 
I mean, people voting for hippos cannot be serious...
Posted @ Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:28 PM by Brainless people
Comments on elephant vs rhino and hippo? I'd say it's 7-8/10 for the rhino and hippo 2 against puts them at a huge advantage, in a elephant vs rhino does anyone think that if the rhino was smart as the elephant and had the same eyesight as the elephant do you think it would make much of a difference?
Posted @ Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:57 PM by Myself
"does anyone think that if the rhino was smart as the elephant and had the same eyesight as the elephant do you think it would make much of a difference?" 
 
It wouldn't make any difference, mate. The elephant is literally TWICE the size of the rhino. No brains and eyesight can outmatch that.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:34 PM by NO DIFFERENCE
That's a good point I still say rhino and hippo could beat an elephant
Posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 3:23 PM by Myself
I would say the Hip Hop Anonymous would bite the rhino's dick and the rhino would lose all of his muscle and bleed to death, winner Hip Hop Anonymous and then ex-dead president Ronald Reagan would send in troops to Africa to kill the Hip Hop. And then I would wake up with a raging boner and go fuck a crawfish hole and possibly get my dick snipped off and I would scream in pain as I slowly die
Posted @ Saturday, May 25, 2013 4:40 PM by frappymoo
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