The hippopotamus is a herbivore mammal, very apt in the water, and capable of staying under for 10 minutes… even more!! It lives on land, generally at night, eating up to 50kg of grass. The baby hippopotamuses are born under water after a gestation of 8 months and weigh between 27 and 50 kg. They have to swim to the surface for their first breath.
The young ones stay often on their mothers’ backs when the water is too deep for them and they immerge to suckle. As an adult, the male doesn’t stop getting bigger and can weigh up to 3 or 4 tons; a female doesn’t get past 1500 kg and stops growing after 25 years.
The young ones have to breathe every 2-3 minutes. The process of coming to the surface and breathing is automatic. And even a when a hippopotamus is sleeping it will go up and breathe without waking up. In this case, he closes his nostrils.
Our baby doesn’t have teeth yet, but will grow awesome canines 50 cm long in order to watch over its harem
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