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Real-life 'Hungry Hungry Hippos' devour watermelons whole

By Ben Hooper
Real-life 'Hungry Hungry Hippos' devour watermelons whole
A hippopotamus prepares to use its powerful jaws to burst a whole watermelon. Screenshot: Nagasaki Bio Park/YouTube

NAGASAKI, Japan, April 29 (UPI) -- A Japanese zoo showed off the jaw power of some real-life Hungry Hungry Hippos by demonstrating their ability to devour whole watermelons.

The video, posted to YouTube by the Nagasaki Bio Park, shows a keeper at the zoo tossing whole watermelons into the mouths of the hippopotamuses, which chomp down on the large fruits to explode them in a way that would make Gallagher's hammer envious.

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One of the hippos appears able to devour the watermelon in a single bite without having to chew the smaller pieces.

"Learn how hippopotamus eat whole watermelon!" the video's description reads.

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