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  • massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
  • an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria

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  • an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria ,
  • massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa

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Hippo Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, ancient Greek for "river horse" (Ιπποπόταμος), is a large mammal in Africa that usually eats plants. It is one of only two species in the family Hippopotamidae that are still alive. The other is the Pygmy Hippopotamus. The hippopotamus is the third largest land animal (the elephant is the largest, and the White Rhinoceros is the second largest). It is also the heaviest artiodactyl, even though it is much shorter than the giraffe.

The hippopotamus is semi-aquatic. This means that even though it usually lives on the land, it spends a great amount of time in rivers and lakes where males lead groups of 5 to 30 females and young. In the daytime, they keep cool by staying in the water or mud. They give birth to baby hippos in the water, too. At dusk, they come out to graze on grass. Hippopotamuses rest together in the water, but they like to graze by themselves.



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  • Hippo sculpture's stay on London's Thames is extended
    The same artist who created the mondo rubber duck for the Port of Los Angeles in August has a similarly scaled-up hippo bobbing in London's Thames River. Read more on this news related to 'Hippo'
  • Louisville Zoo holding contest for hippo name
    A 7-week-old pygmy hippo at the Louisville Zoo will soon have a name. Read more on this news related to 'Hippo'
  • Why you should never mess with an angry hippo on safari
    A British couple captured the astonishing moment a hippopotamus attacked their safari boat in southern Africa Read more on this news related to 'Hippo'

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