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💦Hippopotamuses means ‘river horse’. 💦Hippopotamuses spend a large amount of time in water such as rivers, lakes and swamps. 💦Resting in water helps keep hippopotamuses temperature down. 💦Hippopotamuses give birth in water. 💦Although hippos might look a little chubby, they can easily outrun a human. 💦They are regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. 💦Hippos are threatened by habitat loss and poachers who hunt them for their meat and teeth. 💦A male hippopotamus is called a ‘bull’.
💦A female hippopotamus is called a ‘cow’.
💦A baby hippo is called a ‘calf’. 💦A group of hippos in known as a ‘herd’, ‘pod’, ‘dale’ or ‘bloat’. 💦Hippos typically live for around 45 years. 🌱Hippos eat mostly grass. *photo taken by our photographer @choose2flourish and safari alumni 📸🙋🏼
Join us in January 2018 and let's go see some River Horses!