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The hippo is a large mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa.
After the elephant and rhinoceros the hippo is the third largest type of land mammal.
The hippos closest family members, oddly enough, are whales and porpoises.
Hippos are recognized for there barrel-shaped torsos, enormous mouths and teeth, nearly hairless bodies, stubby legs and tremendous size. They can weigh between one and a half and three tonnes.
Although they look goofy, hippos are the most dangerous creatures in Africa.
We hope you enjoy learning about them!
Here is a documentary on hippos.
Here’s a short video full of interesting facts on hippos.
One of the most territorial animals in the world, the hippo is also one of the deadliest.
Here’s one hippo that isn’t so territorial or dangerous, but rather a house pet to a South African family.
Here is a video about how the hippo stays clean.
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