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27th Apr 2016

Hungry Hippo completely obliterates a watermelon in one chomp

You're crushing my melons man

Matt Tate

You’d generally think of a giant watermelon as one of the toughest fruits around.

Not for this hippo it’s not. This hippo goes through them like we go through Pringles. In an incredible video from Japan, a man is seen dropping watermelons into a hippo’s enormous mouth, only for them to be immediately crushed like they’re nothing.

It only takes the creature one incredible bite to devour its lunchtime snack – no more effort than it would take us to eat a grape.

Here’s hippo receiving his/her watermelon.

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Here he/she is munching away.

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And here he/she is looking very happy with him/herself afterwards.

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The animal’s incredible power was really emphasised by the different camera angles used to film the feast. In this one you can see right into its mouth.

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And this angle show off its amazing teeth.

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Have a watch of the video in all of its fruit-smashing glory. It’s probably the most mesmerising thing you’ll see all day.