Contents *Size and lifetime *Food and eating habits *Their living area *Breeding *Predators *Pictures
Size and Lifetime * 3.96-4.57 meters long * 1.52 meters high at the shoulder * It weighs 1,800-3,600 kg * lifetime 20-40 years; 50 years in captivity
Food and eating habits *Hippopotamus is herbivorous * They come out of the water at night to graze and can eat up to 60 kilograms of vegetation in one night. * Hippopotamuses will often travel up to six miles from their watering hole to find something to eat.
Living area *They are living in Southern Africa and near Nilus. *T he total population of the common hippo in the whole of Africa is about 157,000 animals. *Hippos are decreasing in 18 African countries and are stable in only six. In only two countries, Congo and Zambia, are hippo numbers increasing.
Breeding * The baby is born after a gestation period of 210 - 255 days *A baby is 1m long, 0.5m at the shoulder and weighs 27kg. * 5 minutes after its birth, the baby can walk, run or swim. * The baby is born after a gestation period of 210 - 255 days *A baby is 1m long, 0.5m at the shoulder and weighs 27kg. * 5 minutes after its birth, the baby can walk, run or swim. breeding
Predators *Hippo’s c alves are in danger from lions, hyenas, and crocodiles. * The adult hippopotamus is usually too big for most predators to handle.