WHAT MAKES HIPPO'S MILK PINK ??
You must have heard in most of the Fact Sites that Hippo's milk is Pink, but ever wondered why ?
Well, here's the answer :
1- Hippopotamuses have adapted to utilize two unique acid secretions in their skin.
2- The first is called "hipposudoric acid" and the second is called "norhipposudoric acid".
3- Since these are strong acids, they deter the growth of bacteria on the skin.
4- In addition, hipposudoric acid is colored bright red while norhipposudoric acid is colored bright orange.
5- The combination of these two acids provides hippopotamuses with a sunscreen effect because these colors absorb dangerous, cell-destroying ultraviolet light.
6- Hippopotamus milk is most likely pink due to the combination of these acidic secretions with off-white milk (red + white = pink).