This is a hippo. Pretty clear to see, right? Well, if poachers keep going the way they are, we may not be seeing this live hippo clearly anymore.
Hippopotamuses are endangered; they are killed off for their meat and their teeth. It is a horrific thing to do to this relative of whale and horse, dweller of land, lake and river. Oh... and they are kinda 'angery' all the time, so when you get a photo it looks really epic! Don't get too close as they have a very nasty temper and are known to attack if you get too close to them.
Uhh, back on track. The teeth are used the same way elephant tusks are used; turned into worthless sculptures made of teeth. They have been illegally poached for that reason, and the poachers do not care. The money is worth more than lives of animals, in their opinions.
We must stand up and spread awareness of this, and make sure no other species go the way of the passenger pigeon!
(This is one of my endangered animal drawings a while back that until now I haven't colored in yet. I decided to just post them and change the pic later once I finished coloring it in GIMP. (◕‿◕✿) )