While they are herbivores, hippopotamuses become considered as Africa’s wildest animals because of their hostile nature. When these are generally out of this water, hippos can afford to run as much as 50 km per hour. They have an influence on the span of canals and swamps by using the same walking paths day after day and thus diverting the liquid into these furrows. Hippos spend daytime in the water and graze at night. Within only five hours, a hippo is able to devour more than 70 kg of food! In the liquids, the men are keen on defending their particular territory; nevertheless, there is no rivalry after they are ashore. Although they cannot swim, hippos fight, sleep and partner in the water. They reside in pods of around thirty individuals. By having a period of more than five metres and evaluating up to two tons, hippos rank among the list of biggest land mammals. They could grow quite old – usually up to forty years.
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- Suitable for ages 3+
- Assembled Dimensions: 6L x 10.5W x 7H cm
- Contents: One Schleich Hippopotamus
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