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Common Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus amphibius


A Little Hippo Lovin' :)


We were so lucky when we were in St. Lucia, as we were able to see many of the hippos in the estuary play fighting. This older hippo (back) was playing with a youngster (front), teaching it valuable lessons on fighting techniques and building reflexes (plus, it's fun!). They took a break from their antics to shoot this sweet look in the direction of the camera.


Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) IUCN Classification: Vulnerable Connect with me: Facebook: Twitter: Website: © Alena Ebeling-Schuld

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LivesInADream 4 years ago

@AshleyT - This is my photo, and my watermark also. The mobile app for Project Noah does not allow me to upload the full photo but rather forces me to crop to a square. It has also been deleting my scientific names, forcing me to edit posts later on a computer - do you know who I can talk to about this?

AshleyT 4 years ago

Why is there a watermark on this photo that is cut off? That's very indicative of a photo that is trying to be passed off by someone who did not take the photo. If you did take this photo and that is your watermark, what good is having a watermark if you cut it off? If this is not your photo, then please delete this spotting. If this is your photo, then please add the scientific name to complete your spotting, thanks.

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Mtubatuba Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Sep 16, 2015
Submitted on Oct 19, 2015

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