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Skip to this pages content Advertisement Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius Amphibians Birds Bugs Fish Invertebrates Mammals Prehistoric Animals Reptiles Map Hippopotamus Range Audio Fast Facts Type: Mammal Diet: Herbivore Average life span in the wild: Up to 40 years Size: Head and body, 9.5 to 14 ft (2.8 to
The common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa , and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae , the other being the pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis). The name comes from the ancient Greek f
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