Common Hippopotamus Facts

The common hippopotamus (/ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəməs/ HIP-ə-POT-ə-məs; Hippopotamus amphibius) or hippo is a large, mostly vegetarian, semi-mammalian and native to sub-Saharan Africa, and it is one of only two hippopotamus species in the Hippopotamidae family. (Quercopis Liberianensis or Hexaprotodon Liberianensis). Common Hippopotamus The name comes from the ancient Greek for “river horse” (3). After elephants and rhinoceros, […]


Hippopotamus Weight – How much do Newborn Hippos Weigh?

Hippopotamus weight in general is as follows: Male Adult is 1500-1800kg Female Adult 1300-1500kg Baby hippos 55 – 120 pounds at birth Hippopotamus weight Often considered the second largest ground animal (after elephants), hippopotamus is one of the heaviest animals on earth. So, its weight is significant. Their nostrils are closed to drain water and […]