The common Hippopotamus

The Common Hippopotamus, a semi-aquatic colossus of African rivers, showcases its amphibious might while underscoring the need to protect these iconic species from environmental pressures and poaching.

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Keyfacts about the common Hippopotamus

4 m

Average Size

1.400 kg

Average Weight

243 days

Gestation Period

The common Hippopotamus

Identity Card

  • Name : Hippopotame commun
  • Latin name : Hippopotamus amphibius
  • Origine : Subsaharian Africa 
  • Statut IUCN : Vulnerable
  • Cites : Annexe II


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