World Hippopotamus Day
February 15, 2024
World Hippopotamus Day is scheduled to be celebrated on February 15, 2024. This annual observance is dedicated to increasing awareness and fostering appreciation for hippos, which rank as the second-largest land mammals globally. Hippos are renowned for their strong affinity for water, earning them the nickname “river horses” due to their preference for aquatic environments.
On World Hippo Day, individuals worldwide may partake in a variety of activities aimed at deepening their understanding of these captivating creatures and actively supporting conservation endeavors focused on safeguarding hippopotamus habitats. Many zoos and wildlife reserves often organize special events on this day, serving as platforms to underscore the critical importance of preserving hippo populations and their natural environments.