The third largest land mammal, hippopotamuses frequent the shallow waters, swamps, rivers, and lakes in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Notorious for their territorial nature, hippos are extremely dangerous and have been known to attack humans and flip boats.
History: Despite their formidable nature, hippos are classified as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Although their global population is not declining as sharply as many other threatened and vulnerable species, it declining nonetheless due to habitat loss and fragmentation. More specifically, hippos across Africa are threatened by a loss of access to large bodies of fresh water.
Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
Characteristics: This expertly painted and true-to-life hippopotamus toy figurine captures all of the hippo’s defining characteristics, including its large size, aggressive demeanor, and huge tusks. Despite their aggressive demeanors, we promise this portly pal is nothing but nice!
Size: 5 inches long and 2.5 inches tall, our scientifically accurate hippopotamus toy figurine is the size of a soda can resting on its side.
The Hippopotamus is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.