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Hippo family A large group of Hippos gather for a long round of sleep, supporting each others heads with their massive bodies. Hippo,Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge

Hippo family

A large group of Hippos gather for a long round of sleep, supporting each others heads with their massive bodies.

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  1. Looks like a very big family ;) Posted 9 years ago
    1. Yes they tend to stick together, in more ways then one :) Posted 9 years ago

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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 Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 8, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2009 12:32.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm