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Hippo: It is the largest omnivorous mammal in freshwater species. It is huge in size, 4 meters in length, 1.5 meters in shoulder height, 3 tons in weight, round body, short limbs, 4 toes on the feet, large head, eyes, The ear is small, the mouth is very large, the tail is small, the lower canine is huge, the length is 50-60 cm, the weight is 2.5 kg, the skin is thicker, about 40-50 mm, except for the thin part of the snout, the tail and the ear, the whole body The skin is bare and purple-brown. The stomach is three-room, not ruminant.
Living in the abundant tropical grasses of Africa, it often consists of more than 10 groups, and sometimes it can form hundreds of large groups. The individual hippos are mostly adult males expelled from the group; almost all in the water during the day. Water plants, when the daily food consumption is more than 100 kilograms, when the water plants are lacking, they will go ashore to eat plants or crops at night; they are gentle, fearful, warm, and good to swim, and can sneak along the river for 5 to 10 minutes; during the mating season, males There are battles, about 8 months of pregnancy, 1 child per litter. 1 year of lactation, 4-5 years of sexual maturity, life expectancy of 30-40 years. Distributed in Africa.

    Latin name

    Hippopotamus amphibius


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    3 subspecies

    Name time

    Linnaeus, 1758

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