Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus amphibius


Habitat: Water bodies (at least 1.5 meters deep) surrounded by grasslands

Weight: Male: 1000-2000 kilos | Female: 1000-1700 kilos

Diet: Herbivore — Mostly grasses

Lifespan: 35 years

Gestation Period: 8 months

Threats: Hunting • Poaching • Habitat loss • Conflict with humans • Climatic extremes

An adult hippopotamus ventures away from the safety of water to forage during an overcast day.

An adult hippopotamus ventures away from the safety of water to forage during an overcast day.