The common hippopotamus name means 'river horse' and the hippo spends most of its time in water.



Image: Hippopotamus by William Warby

Infomation sourced from:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (2015), Choeropsis liberiensis [online], Available from: [accessed 28/06/2015].

Kingdon, Jonathan et al (2013), Mammals of Africa [online], Available from: [accessed 30/06/2015].

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