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Hippopotamus amphibius


Huge rotund body on stubby legs. Ears, nostrils and protuberant eyes placed high on head. (Perhaps not a good CV for a beauty contest)


Bank of smallish river adjacent to a camp.

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thpvalve12 7 months ago

like 8 months ago

I love this, what a pic!

JenniferReneeDekker 10 months ago

I love your description. "Huge rotund body on stubby legs." Nice find.

Congrats Mell on the well deserved SOTD,great spotting,i love the hipo babies :)
Thanks for sharing.

Single D
Single D a year ago

Congratulations. Looks like you found the nursery. Great photos.

armadeus.4 a year ago

Congratulations Mel!!!

Mel11 a year ago

Thanks everyone

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic a year ago

Congrats Mel, lovely spotting - and I would like to invite this spotting (and all other relevant ones) into the "African Mammals in the Wild" mission, on the following link:

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Congratulations, Mel.

MichaelS a year ago

Hi Mel11, Congratulations, your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week by the Rangers! The Project Noah community looks forward to your next nature discovery!

Mel11 2 years ago

Thank you :-)

Machi 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Serena, Narok County, Kenya

Spotted on Sep 22, 2019
Submitted on Sep 16, 2021

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