ANIMAL FILE


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Species: Hippo (hippopotamus amphibius)
Scientific classification: The hippo is semi-aquatic and mammal
Physical characteristics: The colour is grey. weight 3.5 tons
Population and distribution: Sub-saharan Africa
Habitat: hippopotamuses water deep enough to cover them, in rivers and lakes
Feeding: Diet mainly comprises grass. hervivorous
Life cycle: 50 years
Breeding / Reproduction: gestation 240 dies
Social structure: Over a strech of river and group of 5 to 30 females and young
Predation and danger: humans, lions, crocodiles
Relationship with humans: no
Interesting facts: agressive animals