Hippo

Hippo

Hippos are giant mammals, belonging to the pig-shaped. They live in Africa, Nile basin. The largest of them measure up to 5m in length and weighs over 3500 kg. Kształt ich ciała jest beczkowaty. The body is covered with a thick layer of mucus in defense against the sun and cooling off in the water, which takes on a reddish color. It eats plants. W ciągu dnia eats 40 kg of grass. During the day it stays in the water, and at night it travels to the surrounding savannas in search of grass. Hippos live in packs. Males fight for dominance in the herd.