Hippos are vegans and love the water. They are generally peaceful animals but can be very aggressive when threatened… The hippopotamus spirit animal reminds you that you are born great, and you have the potential to become whoever you want to be. The hippopotamus symbolism demonstrates strength and courage, calmness during times of crisis, maternal instincts, and the ability to navigate through your emotions with clarity. It is a shame that the 20th Century had forgotten to listen to nature and especially animals when ordering our world. We need to learn again from the Indigenous people who still remember these teachings. I chose hippos to demonstrate this because they are a very neglected species, not quite extinct but on the verge.