Species Hippopotamus amphibius Linnaeus, 1758 (Common hippopotamus)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Artiodactyla
  • ---- family: Hippopotamidae
  • ----- species: Hippopotamus amphibius
Characteristics:herbivore; height: 150-165 cm; this very large semiaquatic animal is generally grey-brown but the belly and skinfolds are yellowish-pink; it has a very large mouth; the nostrils and the eyes are on top of the head; the ears are small and rounded;
Countries:

BW
Botswana
MZ
Mozambique
NA
Namibia
ZA
South Africa
ZW
Zimbabwe
Ecoregions:

AT0119
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic
AT0128
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic
AT0725
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands
AT0907
Zambezian flooded grasslands
Links:
References:Cillié 1997: 106
Date: 2010-05-05
Place: Zoo Berlin, Germany
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dejeuxx/6104275333/sizes/q/
Date: 2011-07-09
Place: Eastern, ZM, Zambia
Creator: Geoff Gallice
Comments: title 'Hippos, Luangwa River'

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