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Twenty Really Great Facts About Hippos

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Yes, they do occasionally kill people but, those they kill were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Hippos used to live in Egypt but, were wiped out because they caused damage to crops. Report Abuse
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Newborn hipppos are small compared to full grown hippos. Report Abuse
New born hippos can weigh as little as 55 pounds or as much as 120 pounds.
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There are only 2 species of hippos Report Abuse
Both of these species are found in Africa.
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Each foot of the hippos has 4 toes and are webbed. Report Abuse
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Hippos were originally called river horses Report Abuse
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A baby hippo begins to eat grass at about 3 weeks old. Report Abuse
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Hippos are social animals Report Abuse
They live in groups of about a dozen animals.
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Hippos can stay submerged for 6 minutes. Report Abuse
Even underwater their senses are very acute.
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Hippos are herbivors Report Abuse
They occasionally eat meat but, not often.
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Hippos can weigh more than the average car. Report Abuse
The average hippo weighs up to 3 and a half tons.
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Hippos can grow to be 5 feet high Report Abuse
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Hippos can grow to be 13 feet long Report Abuse
That is longer than some cars.
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It take 240 days for a baby hippo to be born. Report Abuse
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A hippo can live to be 50 years old. Report Abuse
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Newborn hippos will often climb on their mother's back to rest. Report Abuse
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Hippos are relatively unsusceptible to disease Report Abuse
Their numbers can grow rapidly.
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Hippos produce a red fluid when excited. Report Abuse
Scientists are still unsure of its purpose.
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They are the third largest land mammal. Report Abuse
Only the elephant and white rhino are larger.
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It's hide alone can wiegh as much as half a ton. Report Abuse
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Hippos have very thick skin and have no hair. Report Abuse
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