HIPPOPOTAMUS (hippopotamus amphibius)

Estado: Stock available

REF: 1

ESTADO DE LA ESPECIE

                 

UICN: they are at risk of loosing 30 percent of the population in the next 10 years
                                    

  
        KINGDOM: Animalia.
         PHYLUM: Chordata.
         CLASS: Mammalia.
         ORDER: Artiodactyla.  
         FAMILY: Hippopotamidae.
         GENUS: Hippopotamus.
         DISTRIBUCION: South Africa
         HABITAT: center and South east Africa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PESO: 1.500 – 3.200 kg.
         MATURE: 4 – 5 YEARS
         PREGNANCY: 8 MONTHS
        OFFSPRING: 1.                                                                               
                                            
         Walks and swims under water even thought it has short legs
         Herbivore but has been seen eating small animals and are very fast on land as well as in water