Schleich Male Hippopotamus Figurine
Although they are herbivores, hippos are considered to be the most ferocious animals in Africa due to their aggressive nature. They make quite an impact on land as they can reach speeds of 30mph when running. They can also change the course of swamps and waterways by keeping to the same paths day to day. Living semi-aquatic lives, hippos spend the day in water and graze in the evenings.
In 5 short hours, hippos can consume over 150 lbs of food for their evening meal! In water, bulls are very territorial, but on land there is no competition. Even though they can't swim, adult hippos fight, sleep, and reproduce in water. Along with about 30 other hippos, they live in groups called pods. Over 15' long and weighing a couple tons, hippos are one of the largest mammals. They live pretty long too - they can easily live into their forties. For ages 3 years and up.
- Male hippopotamus figurine
- World of Nature/Wild Life/Africa
- Hand painted
- For ages 3 years and up
- Phthalate free and thoroughly safety tested to safeguard your child's health.
- Care instructions: Wipe clean
- Made in China