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Smiling hippopotamus A hippo enjoying a sunny wet day amongst his large family in South Africa.  Hippo,Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge

Smiling hippopotamus

A hippo enjoying a sunny wet day amongst his large family in South Africa.

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  1. Funny resemblence:

    Hippo closeup A smiling hippo enjoying family time in the river in South Africa. Closeup,Hippo,Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius,South Africa

    For those unaware, Erik and I were part of the same travel group in South Africa :)
    Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
    1. Haha, now I get it :) Posted 9 years ago
      1. And you can clearly see he had a better zoom lens than me :) 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 Erik Wassenaar

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Uploaded May 31, 2011. Captured Jul 19, 2009 10:55.
  • NIKON D40
  • ISO400
  • 500mm