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Although semi-aquatic and spending most of their time in the water, fully-grown hippopotami are actually quite poor swimmers.more information
Features and benefits for Schleich Hippopotamus
- Hand painted
- Beautifully detailed
Want To Know More?Although they are herbivores, hippopotamuses are considered as Africas wildest animals because of their aggressive nature. When they are out of the water, hippos are able to run up to 50 km per hour. They have an influence on the course of rivers and swamps by using the very same walking paths day after day and thus diverting the water into these furrows. Hippos spend daytime in the water and graze in the evening.Within only five hours, a hippo is able to devour more than 70 kg of food! In the water, the males are very keen on defending their territory; however, there is no rivalry once they are ashore. Although they cannot swim, hippos fight, sleep and mate in the water. They live in pods of approximately thirty individuals. With a length of more than five metres and weighing up to two tons, hippos rank among the largest land mammals. They can grow quite old – often up to forty years.Not suitable for children under 36 months.Don't Forget...There are lots more beautifully detailed animal figurines to collect from Schleich.