Pygmy hippopotamus

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Pygmy hippopotamus

  1. 1. Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis Liberiensis) David Giglio Buchmann, 1
  2. 2. Statistics <ul><li>Height: 2.5 – 3 ft </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 350 – 600 lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Length: </li></ul><ul><li>(Head & Body) 5 – 6 ft </li></ul><ul><li>(Tail) 6 in </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Lowland rainforest </li></ul><ul><li>Forest/swamps of West Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Most common in Liberia </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lifestyle <ul><li>Nocturnal </li></ul><ul><li>Reclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Herbivore </li></ul><ul><li>Eats plant material such as; </li></ul><ul><li>roots, fruit, leaves, shoots </li></ul>
  5. 5. Population Map
  6. 6. Population <ul><li>Danger of extinction due to habitat loss </li></ul><ul><li>Under-populated due to not breeding </li></ul><ul><li>Not breeding due to solitary lives </li></ul>
  7. 7. Works Cited <ul><li>King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File. Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_Hippopotamus </li></ul><ul><li>http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsianElephants/factpygmyhippo.cfm </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pictures Cited <ul><li>Slide 2: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infobarrel.com/media/image/44557.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.edgeofexistence.org/edgeblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Pygmy_hippo-copyright-ZSL.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Population map: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.ml.duke.edu/projects/hippos/pygmymap.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsianElephants/factpygmyhippo_clip_image00.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.seriouseats.com/images/20091003-hippo.jpg </li></ul>

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