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Hippos We watched these animals swimming in the dam from a hide at the Kruger Park.<br />
 Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius Click/tap to enlarge

Hippos

We watched these animals swimming in the dam from a hide at the Kruger Park.

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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 RBEDw2
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Uploaded Jan 21, 2015. Captured Jan 15, 2013 03:01.
  • FinePix S4600
  • f/8.0
  • 1/158s
  • ISO64
  • 83mm