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Some serious hunting went into figuring out where the Hippo in Halo might be hidden in Halo: Combat Evolved after, on December 6, 2001, "Matt" wrote a long treatise on hippos, and why they should have been in Halo: CE (and why they, for the most part, aren't) but he finished with this teaser:

"...they may not hug walls anymore, but they're still in the game (thanks again to Robt.), and they're still extremely lethal. But you'll need excellent vision and a really nice TV to spot them."[1]

Everything from the bottom of Warthogs to Sniper Rifles and everything in between were postulated, but they were finally spotted on the spent shells of the Shotgun that fall to the ground after the player has fired a blast.[2] When the shell is on the ground, you can see easily with the Sniper Rifle's zoom. You can also see them while reloading the shotgun. The same hippo is also on the walls of a building in the multiplayer level Headlong on Halo 2 in the tower on the wall. Also, a Bungie employee wrote in the "Personal Messages" section of the Halo credits, "For hippos all over the world", a joke most likely pertaining to this.

In the Halo 3 multiplayer map Foundry, in the back right corner there is a pile of garbage, in the pile of garbage, there Is a small picture of a hippo. You might want to use a Sniper Rifle to spot it.



  1. Matt Soell, The Tru7h About Wall-Hugging Hippos
  2. FrogBlast, Hippo on Shotgun shells...???; confirmed by Matt Soell





  • Matt's original "wall-hugging hippos" teaser
  • Matt's hippo-love goes back to the Myth days.
  • The Monkey and the Hippopotamus, an essay on Halo's development cycle
  • Matt's a fan of sharks too.
  • The Truth About Wall-Hugging Hippos, the treatise mentioned above
  • The end of the Hippo Hunt.
  • What does MC's face look like? A hippo.
  • A hippo hater may exist at Bungie as well.
Easter Eggs
Halo 1 Easter Eggs .fortune · AWOL Marine · Birthdate on Tank · Bulletin Board · DMM 2003 · Hellomyname Keyes · Hugging Elite · Initials on John's Boot · Keyes' Pipe · Megg · Pistol Kanji · Rex · Siege of Madrigal · Thirsty Unggoy · Three Dead Grunts · Unarmed Marine Easter Egg
Halo 2 Easter Eggs Bloody UNSC Soldier · Cowardly Unggoy · Face in Halo · Face on Gravemind · Finding the Holo-Drone · Flood Blood Symbols · Great Journey Unused Objects · Grunt Playing With Dolls · HI BEN · Half-Naked Guy · Halo 2 Skulls · Hidden Cigar · Hidden Gargoyle · Hidden Sniper Rifle · Hippo in Halo · Jack o' lantern · Marathon Symbol from Blind Skull · McDonalds Sign on top of Coagulation · Megg · Messages on Bomb · Notes in Armory · Outskirts Sword · Reversed Messages · Rex · Rooster Teeth · Scarab Gun · Scorpion Pictures · Sid · Siege of Madrigal · Sign in Metropolis · Soccer Ball · Special Dialogue Unggoy · Type 14 Magnetic/Anti-Tank Mine · Why Am I Here · Zanzibar Eggs
Halo 3 Easter Eggs Boat on "The Storm" · Carved Letters in Sierra 117 · Cavemen · Easter Egg Towers · Face on the moon · Final Unggoy · Flipyap · Halo Music on High Ground · Hangar Easter Eggs · Hidden Blood · Half-Naked Guy · Microsoft Sam · Missing Person Poster · Password-Lacking Marine · Reversed Messages · Rex · Rooster Teeth · Sandbox Warning · Secret Marine on The Covenant · Secret Room On The Ark · Secret Room On The Covenant · Siege of Madrigal · Suicidal Marine · Urinating Brute · Valhalla Wall Easter Egg · Chief EG-X
ODST Easter Eggs Siege of Madrigal · Buck and Monkeyman · Face on Windward · Identification Badge · License Plate Eggs

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