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Cool Facts About Animals

143 EpisodesProduced by Cool Facts About AnimalsWebsite

This is a podcast by and for kids giving you the coolest facts about the coolest animals. We research our episodes carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, focusing on the things that really make these animals unusual. Thanks for listening!



In this episode we learn all about lake cow bacon, otherwise known as the hippopotamus! You’ll learn about poop-flinging, built-in sunscreen, mouth gape, how huge they are, and more.

Thanks for listening! If you would like to support us on Patreon, please head here: We have fun benefits like shout-outs and outtakes (including a funny one on poop today).

Here’s our website.

I’ve loaded a picture of Teddy when he was smaller at the zoo, with a wide-mouthed hippo behind him.

Here’s a link to buying hippo poop:

And to hippo poop flinging:

If you know the creature quiz answer or do the kid challenge, send us an email at or tweet us at @coolanimalspod.

Thanks to Andrew at Ear Snacks for our theme music!

Finally, check out the fellow Kids Listen podcast Fairies and Dragons, Ponies and Knights. It’s a fun, episodic storytelling podcast that we think you’ll really enjoy!

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