Pink Hippo Milk

Pink-milk

Hippos are the only mammals that produce pink milk; there were many who believed that Yak’s milk is also pink but the fact is that when a Yak gives birth to a calf, the first milk produced contains blood that gives it a pink color and is known by the name of “Beastings”. After some time the milk turns back to the usual white color.

[T]he color of Hippo’s milk is bright pink. The reason why it is pink is that hippo secretes two kind of unique acids called Hipposudoric acid and Norhipposudoric acid. The two acids got their names from the word Hippopotamus.

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Both these acids are strong enough to minimize the growth of the bacteria on the Hippo’s skin. These acids also act as a sunscreen for the Hippo’s skin as they absorb the UV rays that destroy the skin cells.

In a milking Hippo the two acids get combined with the white milk and thus pink colored milk is ejected.

Pink milk is pretty cool, but I wouldn’t recommend milking a hippo; those fuckers can run 30km an hour and are responsible for more human deaths than any other large animal.

Yes, that includes crocodiles. And lions. These guys are incredibly aggressive and have zero sense of humor.

Bottom image via Wikimedia Commons.
Via FactsList.Net.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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