Hippo

Class of Animal………… Mammal

# Animal Species..……… 2

Years on Earth………….. 55 Million

Where on Earth………….. Africa, Asia

Number In Wild………….. 135,000

Body Temperature………… Warm

Average Life Span………… 45 Years

Range………..... 40 to 50 Years

Longest…………………… 16 Feet

Average Animal Height…… 4.9 Feet

Average Weight…………. 3,000 Pounds

Heaviest…………………  9,900 Pounds

Diet…..………………….. Herbivore (Plants)

When Most Active……….. Nighttime (Nocturnal)

Fastest Speed……………. 19 mph

Climbs Trees……..……… No

Swims……………………. No*

Enjoys Water……………. Yes

Babies per Birth................. 1

Gestation Period………… 230 to 250 Days

Hours Sleep per Day…….. 12

Hibernates……………….. No

Humans Killed per Year….. 3,000

 

 

*Hippos do not swim. They walk along the bottom and jump up for air if they need it.

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