Hipopótamo pigmeo

Pygmy Hippopotamus.   -
Pygmy Hippopotamus.   -
Pygmy Hippopotamus.   -
Pygmy Hippopotamus.   -

Pygmy Hippopotamus

Familia: Hippopotamidae
Genero: Choeropsis
Nombre Cientifico: liberiensis

Local Names: pygmy hippopotamus, dwarf hippopotamus

The pygmy hippopotamus is a large mammal native to the forests and marshes of West Africa. It is a solitary and nocturnal animal.

The Pygmy Hippopotamus resembles a small hippopotamus, but with proportionately longer legs and neck, a smaller head and less prominent eyes, which are rather positioned to the side.
The head-body length is 157-175 cm in males and 142-150 cm in females, the shoulder height is 81-100 cm in males and 75-83 in females.

Pygmy hippopotamus feed on ferns, leaves of tender trees, fruits, stems, succulent rhizomes, herbs and grass.

Countries where lives Hipopótamo pigmeo


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