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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 Malcolm Budden
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By Malcolm Budden

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Uploaded Jun 13, 2016. Captured Oct 21, 2012 17:16.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 400mm