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yawning hippo Call me at 0900-dentaljob Hippopotamus,Hippopotamus amphibius Click/tap to enlarge

yawning hippo

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  1. Hey Michele, you were really up close to the hippo, given the blurry wired fence, That must have been a sight (and smell:))
    Great shot!
    Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thank you very much. Posted 8 years ago
      1. Most welcome and most deserved. Posted 8 years ago
  2. Great detail of the mouth. Does not look that pretty though... :) Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thank you very much. Posted 8 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
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Uploaded Nov 23, 2012.