Scientific name : Hippopotamus amphibious
Type : Mammals
Diet : Herbivore
Average lifespan in wild : Up to 40 years
Size : About 5 meters
Weight : 1300 – 1500kg
IUCN : Vulnerable
- One of the largest mammals on Earth
- The name of hippopotamus means ‘river horse’ in Greek.
- Their unique skin needs to be wet for a large portion of the day. If a hippo is out of the water for too long, they can become dehydrated.