Hippopotamus

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Subject:
Animals
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Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

*Hippos are 10-11.5 ft in length *Hippos are about 3,000-7,000 lbs*largest animal on land to Rhino/Elephant *"Hippopotamus" means river horse in Greek

Backround info.

*hippos eat grass and insects*hippos can gaze up to 5 mile in 4-5 hours*hippos live in muddy water*territorial males can take up whole shorelines *territorial males fight other territorial males

Diet/Territory

*hippos produce a pinkish-red subtence that has sunscreen powers*hippos can run to 30 mph and can out run a human*hippos known to kill humans*very good senses*can walk on bottom of river for 6 min.*great swimmers

Abilities

*hippos are hunted for meat and ivory*hippo flesh is high in protean*farmers kill hippos for ruining crops*ivory hunting went up after ban of elephant tusks*extinct in Algeria and Egypt *hippos are ranked as vulnerable

Endangered


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