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animalworld:

HIPPOPOTAMUSHippopotamus amphibius©Michael Nichols
rhamphotheca:

A partially submerged Hippopotamus (H. amphibious) tries to keep cool in the hot African sun.
(photo: MIchael Nichols)
“ Hippopotamuses love water, which is why the Greeks named them the “river horse.” Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies cool under the hot African sun. Hippos are graceful in water, good swimmers, and can hold their breath underwater for up to five minutes. However, they are often large enough to simply walk or stand on the lake floor, or lie in the shallows. Their eyes and nostrils are located high on their heads, which allows them to see and breathe while mostly submerged…”
(read more: National Geo)

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Other big creatures in the water:
Hippo, her calf and egret
Polar Bear
Tiger “Dancing” in the water

animalworld:

HIPPOPOTAMUS
Hippopotamus amphibius
©Michael Nichols

rhamphotheca:

A partially submerged Hippopotamus (H. amphibious) tries to keep cool in the hot African sun.

(photo: MIchael Nichols)

“ Hippopotamuses love water, which is why the Greeks named them the “river horse.” Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies cool under the hot African sun. Hippos are graceful in water, good swimmers, and can hold their breath underwater for up to five minutes. However, they are often large enough to simply walk or stand on the lake floor, or lie in the shallows. Their eyes and nostrils are located high on their heads, which allows them to see and breathe while mostly submerged…”

(read more: National Geo)

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Other big creatures in the water:

Hippo, her calf and egret

Polar Bear

Tiger “Dancing” in the water

(via cephalopodqueen)

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