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Bathing in the river Group of hippos in Chobe river Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius Click/tap to enlarge

Bathing in the river

Group of hippos in Chobe river

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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 pimvangalen
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By pimvangalen

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Uploaded Oct 26, 2014. Captured Apr 24, 2014 03:58.
  • DSLR-A500
  • f/5.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO200
  • 140mm