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Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus amphibius

Description:

The hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal in the world. Though it looks cute and adorable, it is considered one of the deadliest animals in Africa and an estimated 3,000 people are killed every year due to hippo encounter. Although hippos are herbivores, they are highly territorial and aggressive towards intruders. To safely witness hippos in their natural habitat in the wild you may visit one of Tanzania’s national parks and conservation areas particularly Serengeti, Lake Manyara, or Ngorongoro.

Habitat:

Lakes and rivers

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2 Comments

MichaelS
MichaelS 9 months ago

hi Jinki Afrika, these are incredible photos of this hippopotamus. Thanks for sharing and welcome back to Project Noah!

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 9 months ago

Hey Jinki Afrika - great spotting and great shots! This spotting (and other similar spottings from your collection) would be a great addition to two African missions, and I would like to invite you to check them out. First one is "African Mammals in the Wild" (here is the link: https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/138... and the second one is East African Biodiversity (https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/402...) Looking forward seeing your contributions there, and helping us to push African missions further. Cheers

Jinki Afrika
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Jinki Afrika

Manyara Region, Tanzania

Spotted on Feb 15, 2021
Submitted on Feb 15, 2021

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