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- A hippopotamus is found in Africa. It is an amphibian mammal.
- Hippo means Horse and potamus meaning river hence River Horse.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.