why hippopotamus sweat is pink

 

Asked by sahilkashyap2004 | 6th Aug, 2019, 06:58: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Hippopotamus secrete a reddish oily fluid from special glands in their skin. However, this fluid is not sweat.
  • This oily fluid functions as a skin moisturizer, water repellent and antibiotic.
  • It appears red when exposed to full sunlight, because of which it is often referred to as blood sweat.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 7th Aug, 2019, 11:04: AM

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