Hippopotamus

No. 111889

by Safari Ltd
$16.99USD
  • The third largest land mammal, hippopotamuses, or hippos for short, are semi-aquatic herbivorous creatures than can be found in southern Africa. Feared for their size and aggression, hippos are extremely dangerous, especially when defending their territories or calves.
  • Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
  • Characteristics: Barring its tusks, this hippo is letting out a mighty roar! This hand-painted and scientifically precise figurine captures all of the defining traits of this incredible mammal, including its large size, aggressive demeanor, huge tusks, and even the dark red substance produced by their skin to protect them from the harsh African sun.
  • Size and Color: Standing 5 inches tall and 8.75 inches long, this faithfully-crafted figurine is as long as the width of a piece of legal size paper, as tall as a can of soda, and features the hippo’s iconic red and cement gray colorations. While hippos are notorious for being aggressive, you have nothing to fear from this portly pal, making it a great display for your nightstand, desk, or ever-growing figurine collection!
  • The Hippopotamus is part of the Wildlife Wonders™ collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Due to their massive size and unbridled hostility towards other creatures, adult hippos are one of the few mammals that have no known, consistent predators. Hippos have been known to attack crocodiles and lions, and have even been documented charging at and flipping boats. Despite this, hippos are classified as a vulnerable species and their global population is slowly declining due to the shrinking size of their habitat.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 22.5 L x 8 W x 13 H
    • Size in inches: 8.86 L x 3.15 W x 5.12 H
    • Scale: 1:15.4
    • UPC: 095866111809
    NAME: Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Artiodactyla FAMILY: Hippopotamidae LENGTH: Approx. 59 inches at the shoulder WEIGHT: Up to 7055 lbs HABITAT: Nile river valley of East Africa Weighing 4 tons (3630 kg), they stay in water during the daytime to keep cool in the hot African climate, only leaving to graze at night. Their skin secretes a special red substance, protecting them from the African sun. Baby hippos are born underwater at 66 pounds (30 kg). A mother typically gives birth to only one hippo that must swim to the surface for their first breath.