facts about Hippo


Facts about Hippo

facts about Hippo

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  • Hippopotamus lived in Africa

  • Hippo have short legs a huge mouth and a body shaped like a barrel.

  • The closest relations of the hippo are surprisingly cetaceans such as whales and dolphins

  • Scientist said this family dis-verged in evolution around 55 million years ago

  • Although hippos might look a little chubby, they can easily outrun a human

  • Hippos can be extremely aggressive if they feel threatened

  • The name "Hippopotamus" means river horse and is often shortened to hippo

  • The Hippopotamus is generally considered the third  largest land mammal after white rhinoceros and elephant

  • Hippo spend a large amount of time in water such as river lakes and swamps

  • Resting in water helps him to keep temperature down

  • Hippo give birth in water

  • They are regarded as one of the most dangerous animal in whole Africa

  • Hippos are threatened by habitats loss and poachers who hunt them for their meat and teeth

  • A male hippopotamus is called a bull

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