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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 Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 1, 2014. Captured Sep 4, 2013 10:14.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm