Hippopotamus

No. 270429

by Safari Ltd
$6.99USD
  • One of the largest land mammals on Earth, hippopotamuses, or hippos for short, are mainly aquatic herbivorous creatures found in southern Africa. Feared for their size, strength, and hostility, hippos are very dangerous and defend their territories and calves at all costs.
  • Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
  • Characteristics: With a striking stare, this hippo is scanning its territory for intruders. Hand painted with true-to-life precision, our hippopotamus figurine captures the defining traits of this incredible mammal, including its large size and defensive demeanor, and is a great gift for anyone interested in nature.
  • Size and Color: Standing 2.5 inches tall, 5.45 inches long, and 2.35 inches wide, this professionally crafted hippo figurine is about the size of a soda can on its side and portrays hippos’ striking red and cement gray colored skin. Although hippopotamus are notorious for being aggressive, you have nothing to fear from this portly pal!
  • The Hippopotamus is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Due to their massive size, strength, and aggression towards any creature that enters their territory, adult hippopotamuses are one of the few mammals that has no known, consistent predator. Hippos have been documented attacking crocodiles, lions prowling the riverbanks, and are known to charge and flip large boats. Despite their impressive and intimidating physique, hippos are classified as a vulnerable species due to a loss of their natural habitat from the growth and spread of human populations.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 14 L x 6 W x 6.5 H
    • Size in inches: 5.51 L x 2.36 W x 2.56 H
    • UPC: 095866270421
    The hippopotamus is happiest in water, and can stay submerged for over 5 min. Its skin is sensitive to sunburn; bug bites and can dry out easily.