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Name: Hippopotamus, Family Hippopotamus

Description: Large, mostly aquatic mammal with thick, dark, almost hairless skin, short legs, and wide-mouthed muzzle

Location: Africa

Special Features:

  • Grow up to 11 feet
  • Can weigh over 7000 pounds
  • Albino Rhinos are bright pink
  • Nocturnal feeders
  • Gather in herds
  • Huge lower canine teeth
  • Average life span of 45 years
  • Continuously growing teeth
  • Spend a great deal of time in water but can't swim
  • Diet: Mainly eat grasses and reeds, aquatic plants and other vegetation

    Neat Fact: A Hippos lips are almost two feet wide.

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