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River Hippo and her young  Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius Click/tap to enlarge

River Hippo and her young

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    comments (4)

  1. Even the young looks not so young :) nice shot! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks. Posted 7 years ago
  2. Precious moments... Posted 7 years ago
    1. any chance to take in and take photos is a precious moment as you know your self with the wonderful photo of yours Posted 7 years ago

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The hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae . The name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse" . After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl.

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Graeme Ruck
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By Graeme Ruck

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Uploaded Jul 24, 2013. Captured Oct 6, 2010 10:08.
  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1024s
  • ISO400
  • 140mm