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Hippopotamus or Hippo's as they are more usually referred to, are amazing animals that attract something of a cult following among those who are attracted to them. They may seem slow and awkward looking, but don't be fooled the hippopotamus is actually one of the worlds most dangerous animals. This lense provides a selection of Hippo figures that might add interest to your collection.
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Hippo in the House - For Real !!!
Having a Hippopotamus figurine in the home is one thing - but what would you do with a REAL Hippo roaming the house?
Hippo's tend to live in fresh water that is slow moving and close to fields of grass on which they can graze. In water they appear amazingly graceful and in fact they spend most of the day there. They are vegetarians and do not eat any form of meat. The name Hippopotamus translates as "River Horse"
Hippo's can often be seen yawning - but don't mistake this for the animal feeling tired - it is actually a threat or warning.picture sourced from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
The Hippopotamus is the worlds third largest land mammal. Unusually it is an almost entirely hairless. creature. It is also believed to be a long-lived mammal, reaching up to 45 years of age.
It is a night feeder, grazing out of the water on grasses. They spend their daytime hours wallowing in the water.picture sourced from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
Egyptian Hippo Figurines
The Hippopotamus lives in lakes, swamps and in the slow running rivers of Africa.
Hippo's that huddle together are referred to as a "pod". But the reality is that we don't really understand why they do this. At face value they may seem to like each others company, often gathering in groups of up to 100 or so animals. But they do not seem to be very sociable in each others company, they males tend to group together and the females tend to stick together. They will leave the water to graze as individuals.picture sourced from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia
African Hippo Relaxing in the Water - video
Hippo Swarovski Crystal 24k Gold Plated Figure
An unusual portrayal of a hippo.
The hippopotamus is actually a very territorial animal that has been known to attack crocodiles and humans that threaten its space. This amazing animal can weigh in at around 4 tonnes - the same as about seven adult cows.