Kingdom Animalia - All animals are multicellular. And it need direct or indirect on other organisms (animals) in order to survive
Phylum Chordata - This animal need to has bilateral symmetry. Which means it has one line of symmetry. The animal also need to have a complete digestive system in the body.
Subphylum Vertebrata - All organisms that are in need to have a complete digestive system (large digestive glands, liver, and pancreas, paired kidneys, ducts to drain waste to exterior) and a bilateral symmetry
Class Mammalia - In the class mammalia, all animals need to have hair during one phase of their lives. They would need to have teeth. And it has to fall out during one phase of their lives.
Order Aritodactyla - All animals in the order Aritodactyla has a certain structure on the foot. Most of the order Aritodactyla have only 2 to 4 toes on each foot. They also give birth to live young. And all live young need to be able to walk within a few hours at birth. And some young are cable of running within 2 to 3 hours of their birth.
Family Hippopatamidae- In the Family Hippopatamidae, they come in two different groups. One group call the Choeropsis liberiensis. They are contain the "smaller hippos" Which weight around 250 kg. But with the Family Hippopatamidae they contain the "bigger hippos" ranging to 3600 kg. they also have to be in a herd. A herd can contain up to 40 animals.
Genus - The only description is that it has to a hippopotamuses
Species - Hippopotamus amphibuis
Length - The hippo can grow between 209 and 505 cm in length. This includes the tail. Which can grow to 35 cm.
Weight - The average hippo can weight up to 2200 pounds to 9920 pounds. (1000 to 4500 kilograms)
Color - The hippo has a skin tone of a purple-grayish color when they are born. Then they turn brownish pink when they grow up.
Natural Range - They would most likely to be found in the subtropical and suburban areas of Africa. They can also be found in swampy or watery areas such as Ghana, Nigeria, and Sudan
Diet - The hippopotamus has a diet of tussock grasses, which is grass that grows in a tussock. It looks like the grass blooms out of the dirt. They do not use their teeth to eat, but instead they use their tongue to rip the meal up.
Habitat Description - The hippopotamus has a habitat of a deep, permanent water with grassland and reed beds. More in like swampy areas
Predators - The most common predators are lions, hyenas, and crocodiles. They go for the young birth and eat them first. When a hippo grows to an adult, they more likely not be be attacked
The hippo's teeth helps them scare predators
The live in subtropical areas of Africa
The hippo eats mostly at night
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