Facts About Hippo

The hippo is also called as the hippopotamus or water horse, it is an African mammal. It is also the largest land animal in the world. If you are eager to know more about this hippo then below is a collection of facts about hippo. These below images, pics, facts, messages can also be downloaded and shared with your loved ones. We have provided you with some of the interesting and surprising facts about hippo. Share these facts with quotes and have fun with your friends and loved ones.

    The name Hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek ‘river horse’.


    The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world.

    A hippo must stay moist, because if its skin dries out, it will crack.

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    Hippos can stay underwater for up to 5 minutes without coming up for air.

    Hippos' eyes and nostrils are on top of their head. This allows them to breath and look around while the rest of their body is submerged.

    Hippos can store food in their stomachs and go three weeks without eating.

    Hippos can close their nostrils and ears to prevent water from entering. This is why hippo calves can suckle on land or underwater.

    A hippo can live for up to 40 years.

    Hippos usually come out of the water for four to five hours at night to graze and can cover up to 10km in this time. Their diet consists of grass and they graze using muscular lips.

    The hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal after the elephant and white rhino.

    Hippos sink in water. They run along the river bottom instead of swimming.

    Hippopotamuses are found in Africa.

    Resting in water helps keep hippopotamuses temperature down.

    Hippopotamuses give birth in water.

    Hippos eat mostly grass.

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