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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 Maureen 'Mo' Figueira
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By Maureen 'Mo' Figueira

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Uploaded Oct 31, 2012. Captured Oct 7, 2006 13:05.
  • Canon PowerShot S3 IS
  • f/3.5
  • 1/202s
  • 59.7mm