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Hippopotamus - now thats a big mouth! Taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge

Hippopotamus - now thats a big mouth!

Taken in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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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 stephen whittaker
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By stephen whittaker

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Uploaded Mar 17, 2014. Captured Oct 14, 2013 09:50.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/18.0
  • 10/16000s
  • ISO3200
  • 400mm