No. 229029

by Safari Ltd

The third largest land mammal, hippopotamuses frequent the shallow waters, swamps, rivers, and lakes in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Notorious for their territorial nature, hippos are extremely dangerous and have been known to attack humans and flip boats.

  • Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
  • Characteristics: This hand painted and true-to-life figurine captures all of the hippo’s defining characteristics, including its large size, aggressive demeanor, and huge tusks. Despite their aggressive demeanors, we promise this portly pal is nothing but nice!
  • Size and Color: 5 inches long and 2.5 inches tall, our scientifically accurate hippopotamus figurine is the size of a soda can resting on its side. Hippos are predominantly slate gray, although they have pink skin in many areas of their body.
  • The Hippopotamus is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • Product Description


    Despite their formidable nature, hippos are classified as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Although their global population is not declining as sharply as many other threatened and vulnerable species, it declining nonetheless due to habitat loss and fragmentation. More specifically, hippos across Africa are threatened by a loss of access to large bodies of fresh water.


    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 12.75 L x 3 W x 6.75 H
    • Size in in: 5.02 L x 1.18 W x 2.66 H
    Present Status The common hippo is listed as vulnerable, while the pygmy hippo is listed as endangered due to deforestation. The main threats to common hippos are habitat loss and illegal hunting for ivory and meat. Common and pygmy hippos are protected by legislation.