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Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Origin: L, from gr.; horse _ river. Cf. Equine.

(Science: zoology) a large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the bible. Called also zeekoe, and river horse. A smaller species (H. Liberiencis) inhabits western Africa.


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Hippopotamus adaptations.

hello all :) i'm doing a biology project on the adaptations of a hippopotamus (structural, physiological, behavioural and reproductive) and i'm having trouble finding some for the physiological adaptations. i've been on a number of sites but seem to only ...

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by thatchick
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:31 am
 
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Topic: Hippopotamus adaptations.
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Hippopotamus

... resources (magazine articles, books, websites etc) then please do so. Really that's impossible.....Have you really tried ? I mean just type hippopotamus in Google, all right ? Ther must be something....

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by Dustfinger
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:37 am
 
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Hippopotamus

ok, i have a BIG report due on Hippos, its due December 18, so i need some answers and fast, need practicly all the systems of a hippo (Skeletal system, Muscular system, Nervous system etc.) and detailed pictures, a cross section would be nice, if you could help then it would be GREATLY apreciated :D

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by jnitetime
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:36 am
 
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Hippopotamus?

what makes the heavy body of hippo float ?Do they have air bladder? Or they dont float just swim?

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by kiran
Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:10 pm
 
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Topic: Hippopotamus?
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