Hippopotamus

Drawing comparing the scale of a hippopotamus to a human with dimensions for height and length

Hippopotamuses, or hippos for short, are large semiaquatic mammals found in sub-Saharan Africa. Commonly sighted in rivers, swamps and lakes, the hippopotamus is an herbivore that lives mostly in the water when not feeding on nearby grasses. The hippo is the third-largest land mammal on the planet with a length between 9.5’-14’ | 2.9-4.3 m, a standing height of 4.5’-6.5’ | 1.4-2 m, and weighing in a range of 3,100-8,800 lb | 1,500-4,000 kg.

Illustrations of a Hippopotamus from the side, front, back, and laying down

Hippopotamuses, or hippos for short, are large semiaquatic mammals found in sub-Saharan Africa. Commonly sighted in rivers, swamps and lakes, the hippopotamus is an herbivore that lives mostly in the water when not feeding on nearby grasses. The hippo is the third-largest land mammal on the planet with a length between 9.5’-14’ | 2.9-4.3 m, a standing height of 4.5’-6.5’ | 1.4-2 m, and weighing in a range of 3,100-8,800 lb | 1,500-4,000 kg.

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Length: 9.5’-14’ | 2.9-4.3 m
Height: 4.5’-6.5’ | 1.4-2 m
Weight: 3,100-8,800 lb | 1,500-4,000 kg
Lifespan: 40-50 years
Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius

Drawings include:
Hippopotamus side profile, front, back, side (laying down)

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