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Hippopotamus – The Mammoth River Horse


Hippopotamus This giant mammal hails from the hippopotamidae family. The reason why Greeks named them as ‘Water Horse’ is because these mammals love being in the water. In spite of weighing between 2200–3600 kg hippos have a massive capacity to stand in the water for about 15-16 hours daily. This is precisely to keep their body temperature under control under the blazing sun. Hippopotamus are tall mammals of six feet. Their nostrils and eyes are above on their head which allows them to breathe Read more [...]