Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

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 The Hippopotamus have pinkish areas on the underside, eye rims, ears and mouth. The Hippo’s skin oozes a pinkish oil to help keep their hides from drying out to much in the sun. This secretion help to cool them down.
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 The canine teeth are long and curved on the Hippopotamus in the lower jaw, which sometimes show even when their mouth in closed. These canines can be as long as 18 inches or more and keep growing throughout their life time..
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 The Hippopotamus’s eyes, ears and nostrils can all remain above the surface of the water while the rest of this large body remains submerged. The Hippo is an amphibious animal, spending most of their time submerged in water during the day.
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 The Hippopotamus walks on the bottom of the bottom easily since the density of their body is a little greater than that of water.
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 Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) – Sub-Saharan Africa. The Hippopotamus has a massive body with brownish gray skin.
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 The hide of the Hippopotamus is hairless, except for a few hairs on the nose, ears and tail. Their skin is sensitive to sun, so staying submerged in water protects their skin from sun burn.
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 The Hippopotamus are grazers. After spending the day wallowing or submerged in water most of the day, the Hippopotamus climb the banks of the river at dusk and graze on grasses during the night, keeping close to the water within three or four miles. Their leathery lips are used on low grasses by wrenching the grasses up with a swinging back and forth of the head. Those lips can be two feet wide, covering a lot of grass.
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 The Hippopotamus will sleep and rest in the water during the day. The females often give birth under water.

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