hippopotamus


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hippopotamus

the large piglike mammal in the family Hippopotamidae. There are two genera and two species Hippopotamus amphibius, the great African hippopotamus, and the pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis).
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Earlier, the skulls of a nine million-year-old anthracothere, Merycopotamus medioximus, and a contemporaneous fossil hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon sivalensis) were found in Pakistan's Siwalik Hills, according to Berkeley.
The singer was on hand as the 26-year-old pygmy hippopotamus Francesca made her first Oklahoma public appearance since moving from the San Diego Zoo.
Most people surveyed (216 [76%]) reported they would not eat meat from a dead hippopotamus knowing now that it can cause anthrax infection, but 65 (23%) of all respondents and 5 (16%) of the 31 respondents in whom cases were reported said that they would eat meat from a dead hippopotamus despite this knowledge.
However, fish and hippopotamus have a symbiotic relationship with each other, not only do the hippos provide food for the fish, but the fish clean the hippos' hides completely, even cleaning inside their mouths.
A local resident in Agok village near the river said she heard gunshots at the river side and the following day the hippopotamus was roaring strangely before it died.
A hippopotamus may look like a rather chubby cow, but it's considered to be the most dangerous animal in Africa.
A 7,4 cm high statue representing a man in the position of prayer made of the hippopotamus tusk is one of the most important Syrian archeological ivory artifacts.
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween -- the birth of its first hippopotamus in 26 years.
Comparative Behavioral Study of Male Nile Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) after Pairing at Lahore Zoo
A box of tooth wheels sits on an ebony hippopotamus made to count