What's a baby hippo called?


What's a baby hippo called?


Hippopotamus are semiaquatic mammals that are herbivores. Hippos are among the largest animals on land. Commonly hippopotamus inhabits rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps. Nowadays hippos inhabit in Africa and their numbers are being affected by illegal hunting and destruction of the habitat. Interestingly, there is now a group of around 40 hippopotamus living in Colombia. Four animals were originally brought by Pablo Escobar in the 1980s. Ever since his death they have been roaming freely because they considered they were too hard relocate.

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Baby hippos are called calf (in plural calves). Mother hippos are very protective of their calves. Weaning occurs between 6 months and one year after...

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Hippo Facts: Lesson for Kids
Hippo Facts: Lesson for Kids


Chapter 4 / Lesson 243

Do you know anything about the hippopotamus? In this lesson, we will explore what a hippopotamus is, how it lives and what it eats. You will also learn some cool facts about these animals, too!

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