Learn all you wanted to know about hippopotamuses with interesting, fun Hippopotamus facts compiled by the team of Kidspress Magazine. Learn, enjoy and share!
- The name Hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek “river horse”.
- There are 2 species of hippos: Hippopotamus amphibious and Pygmy hippopotamus.
- Hippopotamus live in groups and there are usually 10 to 30 hippos in a herd.
- Hippos are the most aggressive species of the world.
- A common hippo’s hide alone can weigh half a ton!
- Hippos give birth to their babies under water to protect them from falling.
- Hippo calves weigh approximately 45 kg (100 pounds) at birth.
- Male hippos will attack young hippos in the water, but not on land.
- Hippos are the only mammals that produce pink milk.
- A Hippopotamus consume 68 kg of grass each night.
- The hippopotamus can survive 5 minutes under water.
- Hippos do not have sweat glands so they spend a lot of time in the water to stay cool.
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