Hippo Threatened by Hunters and Shrinking Habitat - adult hippo

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Hippo | San Diego Zoo Animals & Plants adult hippo


The common hippopotamus or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal and . Despite being semiaquatic and having webbed feet, an adult hippo is not a particularly good swimmer nor can it float. It is rarely found in deep .

Sometimes, their young fall victim to adult hippos' tempers. During a fight between two adults, a young hippo caught in the middle can be.

Babies and sub adult hippo are often found play fighting and jumping straight out of the water, playing what can only be described as a type of ”tag”, chasing.