Hippopotamus at the Oregon Zoo, in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon
The common hippopotamus inhabits rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to thirty females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land. The hippopotamus is among the most dangerous animals in the world as it is highly aggressive and unpredictable. They are threatened by habitat loss and poaching for their meat and ivory canine teeth. [from wikipedia]
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Hippo In A Pond
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(Date Photographed: 13:58:04 Friday 10 November 2017)
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One of the hippos had just emerged from is pond water and opened its mouth.


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Hippo In Reverse
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(Date Photographed: 13:58:07 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A hippo backed away from the shore and, in the process, rippled the pond's surface.


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Could Go No Further
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(Date Photographed: 13:58:42 Friday 10 November 2017)
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Another hippo stood on dry ground and pressed its nose against a rock wall.


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The Enclosure
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(Date Photographed: 13:59:30 Friday 10 November 2017)
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The enclosure for the hippo was spacious and surrounded by green plants.


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