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Hippo Young hippos can only stay under water for about half a minute, but adults can stay submerged up to six minutes.  If they are encountered away from the safety of water, anything that gets between them and their refuge may be bitten or trampled. Geotagged,Hippo,Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge

Hippo

Young hippos can only stay under water for about half a minute, but adults can stay submerged up to six minutes. If they are encountered away from the safety of water, anything that gets between them and their refuge may be bitten or trampled.

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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 Lilygirl
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Uploaded Aug 20, 2014. Captured Jan 1, 1970 01:00 in Letaba - Olifants Road, Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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