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Where can I see the Hippopotamus

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The Hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal that lives in Africa.

They are recognizable by their barrel-shaped body, short legs, and wide mouth.

Hippos can weigh up to 4,000 pounds and measure up to 16 feet long.

They spend most of their time in the water, where they are excellent swimmers.

Hippos are considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa due to their unpredictable nature and razor-sharp tusks.

Animal population
115,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Vulnerable (VU)
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the Hippopotamus

Fact 1

Hippos can hold their breath for an average of 5 minutes.

Fact 2

Hippos are most active at night, when they forage for food.

Fact 3

Hippos spend pretty much their whole lives in water but they actually cannot swim.

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