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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. Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are cetaceans from which they diverged.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by aloaaron
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Uploaded May 3, 2015. Captured Mar 18, 2015 16:22 in Mara, Tanzania.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/10.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm