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Herbivores

Hippopotamus

Conservation status

Vulnerable

Life span

40 – 50 years

Height

1.5 m

Length

3.3 – 5.2 m

Weight

1,300 – 1,800 kg

Native habitat

The common hippo (also known as the large hippo), found in East Africa, occurs south of the Sahara. The other much smaller species of hippo is the pygmy hippopotamus.

Diet

Herbivores

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Hippopotamus amphibius

The hippopotamus, also called the hippo, common hippopotamus or river hippopotamus, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal and ungulate native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

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