Although hippopotamuses cannot swim particularly well, they spend nearly all day in the water.
They cannot simply drift along, because theyre just too heavy.
If they wish to cross a river, they allow themselves to sink to the bottom and walk along the river bed to the other shore.
Hippopotamuses can hold their breath underwater for up to 30 minutes.
- Scientific name: Hippopotamus amphibius
- Global home: Africa
- Primary habitat: Wetlands
Dimensions: 5.04 x 1.85 x 2.36 inch (W x D x H)
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