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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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Chama is within a game management area that includes the South Luangwa River and contains rich flora and fauna, including hippopotamuses but also other foragers and predators.
There are now no hippopotamuses or giraffes within many hundreds of kilometers of Tassili.
The reason given for this particular twin-birth was that the woman's husband had killed several hippopotamuses and they had revenged themselves on him by stamping their likeness on one of the twins.
Common hippopotamuses are the third-heaviest kind of land mammal in the world.
The jokes will be strictly for adults only and I can't wait until I hear the first person at a festive lunch saying: "Okay, why do hippopotamuses make love under water?
The zoo has the money to hire the 14 counselors and staff members it needs to teach kids about orangutans, hippopotamuses, chimpanzees and other animals.
Extinct forms of pigs and hippopotamuses predominate in the youngest sample.
All 19 were given to zoos across the country, where they have continued to breed, with the result that about 60% of hippopotamuses in Japan are Jukichi's descendants.
Still a couple of weeks away from the April 22 opening, the tally of dead animals includes four cheetah cubs, two rhinoceroses, two hippopotamuses and two West African crown cranes that were run over by park tour buses.
These creatures include fish, crocodiles, turtles, hippopotamuses, monkeys, rodents, and antelopes.
These hoofed animals with an even number of toes include cows, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, and hippopotamuses.
Excavation at the edge of the reef also uncovered shellfish leftovers, as well as bones of land animals such as elephants, rhinoceroses, and hippopotamuses.