the hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

Also known as the river horse, these amphibian herbivores spend half their lives in water. Length 2m - 2.50m, average weight 2.5 tons.

Gestation period: A single calf is born after 8 months, which is nursed for 4-6 months.

Classe 
mammalia
Famille 
hippopotamidae
Ordre 
artiodactyla
Statut 
not endangered
Longévité 
around 50 years
Armed with long canines which they use to defend their territory, they cause more deaths in Africa than any other animal.