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Western Coastal Africa

Pygmy Hippopotamus

Pygmy hippos are herbivores and feed on a variety of vegetation including aquatic plants. They usually begin feeding in the afternoon, and continue until midnight.

Unlike their larger cousins, pygmy hippos do not live in herds. They tend to be solitary, but are sometimes seen in pairs.

HABITATDense swampy forests near rivers, streams and creeks.
DIET Herbs, grasses, forbs, sedges, ferns and fruit
LIFE Expectancy20-25 years

Fun Fact
Kookaburra young from the previous year help raise the brood from the current year.
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