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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 link to more in-depth facts on hippos


Here are some fun facts about hippos for children 

Here are the physical characteristics of a hippo

Here’s a gallery of photos and videos of hippos.

Here is a link on the hippos diet 

Here are some games and links on the hippo

Here is a link to how Hippos reproduce 

Here is the scientific classification of the hippo 

Here is a link on more facts about the hippo 

Here is a link on Hippos and some pictures 

Here are some more facts about hippos and their life 



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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