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Peekaboo Pendjari NP, Benin. Feb 20, 2014. Benin,Geotagged,Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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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 Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Nov 24, 2016. Captured Feb 20, 2014 10:15 in TanguiƩta, Benin.
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  • 37.1mm