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iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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Title iSimangaliso Wetland Park
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Description Hippo’s or hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) in Saint Lucia lake in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Hippo is the third largest type of land mammal. The hippopotamus is semi-aquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of 5 to 30 females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grass. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land. Hippos are recognizable by their barrel-shaped torso, enormous mouth and teeth, nearly hairless body, stubby legs and tremendous size. They are the third largest type of land mammal by weight (between 1½ and 3 tonnes): the only heavier species on average are the white and Indian rhinoceroses, typically 1½ to 3½ tonnes, and the elephants, typically weighing 3 to 9 tonnes.
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Keywords Reinhardt Hartzenberg, Saint Lucia, St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, nature conservation, nature, conservation, wildlife, hippo, hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius, animal, mammal, dangerous, river
Province KwaZulu-Natal
Credit Line Reinhardt Hartzenberg / Independent Contributors / Africa Media Online
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City Saint Lucia
Creation_date 2012-06-20T08:39:27
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Country South Africa
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