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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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