Hippopotamus amphibious is the third largest land living
animal in the world. The name comes from the Greek word for river
horse, which is misleading because Hippos are more closely related to
the whale than any horse.
phylogenetic tree.) They have an extensive group of
adaptive features to help them survive in
of the harsh African heat.
There are also many interesting facts about the hippo that even the most
knowledgeable may not have known.
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