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Hippo Facts


- A hippo’s tail is up to 22 inches long.

- Hippos live for about 49 years in captivity.

- Hippos are thought to be Africa's most dangerous animal.

- On land hippos can run at about 30 kilometres an hour, for short distances.

- Hippos may cover up to 33 km of water each night searching for food.

- A group of hippos is called a bloat of hippos.

- The stomach of the Hippo has three chambers, but is non-ruminating.

- An adult hippopotamus can stay underwater for 5 to 6 minutes.