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The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) is a large, plant-eating African mammal, one of only two in the family Hippopotamidae. (The other is the Pygmy Hippopotamus.)

Hippopotamuses ('hippopotami' is also accepted as a plural form by the OED), also called hippos, are gregarious, living in groups of up to 20 animals. They spend most of the day up to their nostrils in the waters of tropical rivers, as their skin transpires much more moisture than most animals and they are extremely susceptible to sunburn. They can close their nostrils and remain completely submerged for more than ten minutes. They are buoyant and very skilled and graceful in water. They feed on land mostly at night, consuming as much as 50 kg (approximately 120 pounds) of vegetation a day.

Despite the popular image of the animal being easygoing and peaceful, the hippopotamus is actually one of the most dangerous African animals, said to account for more human deaths than any other mammal. Its canine teeth are 50 cm (20 inches) long, and it uses its head as a battering ram. The animals stand 1.5 metres tall (5 feet) at the shoulder and weigh between 2,700 and 4,500 kg (6000-9900 lbs). They are approximately the same size as the Black Rhinoceros; one or the other is the next-largest land animal after the three species of elephants.

The word hippopotamus comes, by way of Latin, from the ancient Greek ?pp?? p?ta΅?? (hippos potamos), which means river horse.

A dwarf species, Phanourios minutis, existed on the island of Cyprus but became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene. Whether this was caused by human intervention is debated (see Aetokremnos).
Taxonmony
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Hippopotamidae
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Hippopotamus
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Honolulu Zoo
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Hippopotamus
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National Geographic - Creature Feature Archive
Audio clip of a Hippo grunting and groaning
Hippopotamus
0.120MB  MP3  Hear Sound
theBigZoo.com
Hippopotamus Vocalizing
Hippopotamus
0.133MB  RA  Hear Sound
Sedgwick County Zoo
Audio narrative on hippo's ability to stay in water.
Hippopotamus
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Island-Safari.com
Hippopotamus sounds from Okavango
Hippopotamus
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EarthEar
Evening along a Kenyan riverside. Listen near the end of the edit for the grunting of hippos.. See details in the page below to buy the CD
Hippopotamus
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African Wildlife Foundation
Hippopotamus audio clip
Hippopotamus
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National Geographic
Hippopotamus sound clip
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