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Get to know the

Nile Hippo
The average height of an adult
Adult hippos can
5 ft hippopotamus is 4.9 ft (1.5 m) tall.
weigh between
2500 and 5500 lbs
4 ft (1134-2495 kg).

3 ft 0 lbs

2 ft
00
70

10
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2000
6000
1 ft

50

00
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30
4000

Hippos are born weighing between


60 and 110 lbs (27-50 kg).

A h i p p o’s
diet
includes short grasses and
occasionally fruits, water-plants,
leaves and bark.

Hippos spend the day ...and the night on land


in the water relaxing... searching for food.

Hippos can walk up to 6 mi (10 k) while


foraging for food, consuming up to
100 lbs (45 kg) of food each night.
Ears

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Eyes
Their ears, eyes and nostrils are set near
the top of their head so they can still Nostrils
hear, see and breathe while in the water.

D i d y o u
k n o w ?
The hippo calf at
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
was actually born in the water!

Learn more
about hippos at
DisneyAnimals.com
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