By : Abby Porter
Appearance & Classification
The pygmy hippo is an amazing animal. The height of a pygmy hippo is about 2.5 feet. That's not that big for an hippo. Also, the length of a pygmy hippo is about 5 feet from head to tail. That is the height of my sister Molly! The weight is 400-500 pounds. That is the weight of a polar bear! INCREDIBLE!!
The skin color of a pygmy hippo is a blackish color, light grey, dark grey, black, or pink. A pygmy hippo skin cover is like thick skin with reddish droplet which soften skin. The pygmy hippo's skin is rough too.
Some interesting body feature that a pygmy hippo has is it`s skin can be pink. Sort of strange huh?. The pygmy hippo is half the size of a Nile hippopotamus. WOW, half the size!! The Pygmy hippo is a mammal. That means it can have babies.
Predator & Prey
The pygmy hippo has a lot of predators. A Pygmy hippo's enemies are leopards, pythons, and crocodiles. Also HUMANS kill Pygmy hippo for sport or meat!
Pygmy hippos prey are fallen fruit, grasses, leaves. I bet you`re wondering where a pygmy hippo gets its food, Right? Well, a Pygmy hippo finds its food in the jungle and grassland of west Africa. This small animal is a herbivore that means they eat plants.
1. Unlike the common Hippo or a Nile Hippo the Pygmy hippo is half the size!!
2. The Pygmy hippo was not found in Africa until the 19th century.
3. The Pygmy hippo was not found in zoo until 20th century.
4. Believe or not, a Pygmy hippo only lives in west Africa.
5. When a Pygmy hippo yawns if someone near by, it means it is going to attack.
7. Another name for a Pygmy hippo is dwarf hippo.
9. A Pygmy hippo spends less time in water.
10. Pygmy has non webbed feet.
11. It has strong toe nails.
12. The pygmy hippo has to eat plants in order to survive
13. Usually gives birth under water.
14.Pygmy hippos are endanger with only 3,00 LEFT IN THE WILD!
Pygmy Hippos usually give birth under-water.
Pygmy hippos sleep in dirt/mud holes to cool down.
What big teeth you have?
Pygmy Hippos use their teeth to scare away predators.