Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Artiodactyla
Family : Hippopotamidae
Genus : Hippopotamus
Species : amphibius
Scientific name : Loxodonta africana
Important Facts
Shoulder height 1.5 meters
Weight Male - 1500–1800 kg, Female - 1300–1,500 kg.
Life Span 40 to 50 years
Sexual maturity Male - 7.5 years. Female - 5 - 6 years
Gestation period 8 months
Litter size 1
Rivers and lakes in sub-Saharan Africa

 

Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia, west through Ghana to Gambia, and also in Southern Africa.
Soft grasses and other low lying plants
(per head)
Banana – 10 no.
Mash – 20 kg.
Green fodder – 40 kg.