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  1. A hippopotamus is found in Africa. It is an amphibian mammal.
  2. Hippo means Horse and potamus meaning river hence River Horse.
  3. It has short legs, huge mouth and its body shape are called a barrel. The weight of a hippo can be 7000 pounds, 10 feet long and 5 feet high.
  4. Hippo spends a large amount of time in water bodies such as rivers, ponds, lakes etc to cool itself. A hippopotamus is a herbivorous animal which eats grass, leaves, plants etc.
  5. A large population of hippopotamus live in Zambia and Tanzania. Male hippo is called bull and female cow. A baby hippo is called a calf.