Hippopotamuses love water, which is why the Greeks named them the "river horse." Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep ...
Groups of hippos are led by one large male. The other members are females, their young, and a few young adult males. The leader of the group keeps control of ...
The large hippo, found in East Africa, occurs south of the Sahara. The other,
much smaller (440 to 605 pounds) species of hippo is the pygmy
Learn more about the
Did you know hippos can close their nostrils to keep water out when they're
submerged? Learn more fun
The name “