Hippo

Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Distribution

Where do Hippos OCCUR in Namibia?

  Distribution of hippos in Namibia
 

Conflict

Where do Hippos cause CONFLICT in Namibia?

  Distribution of hippos in Namibia
  Areas of conflict between humans and hippos in Namibia

Support

Where is SUPPORT given to communities living with Hippos and Crocodiles in Namibia?

  Distribution of hippos in Namibia
  Communities receiving support through the Wildlife Credits scheme

Status

What is the STATUS of Hippos in Namibia?

 Very rare  Rare  Uncommon  Common  Abundant

Population of hippos:   increasing   decreasing   stable

Living with Hippos: the human story

The human cost of living with wildlife

Hippos often come to graze on freshly growing maize. One night Farmer Zatrick Mbanga was out checking his crop. He lit a fire to deter the hippos, but as he was walking home a hippo attacked him. He lost an arm and a foot.

Hippo sightings by participating lodges

All: Feb 2011 to Dec 2017

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2017

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2016

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2015

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2014

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2013

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2012

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.

2011

The sighting index represents the number of times a species was observed out of all the game drives and boat trips recorded. For example, if Hippos were recorded on 4 out of 8 game drives in January the sighting index for that month would be 50%.