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20 fun facts about hippos

Therese Shea

20 fun facts about hippos

by Therese Shea

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Published by Gareth Stevens Pub. in New York .
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    Subjects:
  • Miscellanea,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Hippopotamus

  • About the Edition

    Provides information about hippopotamuses, including anatomy, young, and aggressiveness.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesTwenty fun facts about hippos, Hippos
    Statementby Therese Shea
    SeriesFun fact file. Animals!, Fun fact file
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.U57 S43 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. :
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25314064M
    ISBN 101433965178, 1433965194, 1433965208
    ISBN 109781433965173, 9781433965197, 9781433965203
    LC Control Number2011031185
    OCLC/WorldCa746316032

    Fun Facts for Kids about Hippos. Read the text about hippos. Choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D) for questions Put a cross () in the correct box. Only one answer is correct. The first one (0) is an example. Where are hippos born? A hippo baby (called a File Size: KB. 1. Baby Hippos Weigh About Pounds Hippos weigh just about pounds when they’re born. Considering adult hippos are the second-largest land mammal after elephants and weigh about 3, pounds, Author: Grace Eire.

    Hippos are having a moment, thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo’s addition of charming little Fiona, a hippo born premature whose antics are broadcast across social media. But over in the species Author: Christine Copelan. Grazing until dawn, a hippo may eat up to pounds (68 kilograms) of grass a night. They avoid the heat of the sun by returning to a river or lake before sunrise. Hippopotamus Hippos spend most of their time in the water! Learn more amazing facts about these amazing creatures in this video from National Geographic Kids. Continue Reading.

    They can kill people, but usually fight amongst themselves. Hippos live in large groups, from 10 to or even ! Each group has a dominant male and there are often clashes between the other males in the group. Fun Facts about Hippos: The word "hippopotamus" comes from the Greek and means "river horse". The best books on Conservation and Hippos recommended by Karen Paolillo. Karen has been studying the hippos in Zimbabwe full-time since In this interview she talks sustainable conservation and selects five excellent books as further reading including Born .


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20 Fun Facts About Hippos (Fun Fact File: Animals!) Paperback – January 1, by Therese M Shea (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Library Binding "Please retry" 5/5(2).

10 Fun Facts about Hippos 1. The name hippopotamus means ‘river horse’. Hippos typically live for around 45 years. Hippos can’t swim, even though they spend most of their time in water. Although hippos might look a little chubby, they can easily outrun a human.

Hippos have powerful. Hippos are one of the largest animals in the world. Hippos also have something in common with ducks, they make their own sunscreen, and they can hear underwater. Many other hippo facts are found inside this book. The fun and informative text is paired with stunning close-up photographs of hippos at home in the wild.

10 Fascinating Facts About Hippos. Hippos can’t swim or float. They walk or stand on surfaces below the water like sandbanks. Even so, they spend most of the day in water to protect their sensitive skin from the sun. They secrete an oily red substance that acts as a moisturiser, sunblock and protects them from germs.

Interesting and fun Hippopotamus Facts #1 They are referred to as the Hippo because too many people can’t spell their real name correctly. As we talking about semantics, a baby hippo is a calf, a male is a bull and a female a caw. A female hippo and her calf. 17 Interesting Facts About Hippopotamuses 20 fun facts about hippos book.

After Pablo Escobar’s death, the 4 Hippopotamuses he kept as pets have begun to breed 2. Theodore Roosevelt once supported a bill that would have allowed the introduction 3.

Hippopotamuses sleep underwater and rise to breathe every few minutes. 5. There are only two species of hippopotamus. There bird species in the world, breeds of horse, and more than 3, snake species scattered across the globe.

But hippos. Just two. Only two. The cute pygmy hippo (pictured above) is a dwarf version of its bigger, fatter cousin, the standard hippopotamus. Hippos have been clocked at 30 km/h over short distances. Hippos will travel on land for up to 10km to feed.

They spend four to five hours grazing and can consume 68 kg of grass each night. Considering their enormous size, a hippo’s food intake is relatively low. 6) Despite their enormous size, hippos are great swimmers and can hold their breath for up to five minutes underwater. When completely submerged, their ears and nostrils fold shut to keep water out.

7) Hippos usually live in groups (or “herds”) of around ten to 20 individuals, led by one large dominant male. The other members are females, their young and a few young non. Escobar is said to have smuggled cocaine into plane tires.

Depending on how much product pilots flew, they could earn as much $, per day. In an attempt to change the laws of extradition, Escobar offered to pay Colombia's debt--an estimated 10 billion dollars. Escobar spent around $2, a month on rubber bands used to hold his : All That's Interesting.

Fun Hippo Facts for Kids. Check out our range of fun hippopotamus facts for kids. Learn what they look like, where they live, what they eat and much more. Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about hippopotamuses.

Hippopotamuses are found in Africa. A fun book for children full of facts about hippos. It covers both types of hippos, regular and pygmy. The pictures are fun and drawn in a cartoon or comic book style/5. Hippos spend most of the day in the water, only emerging at dusk to feed.

Rather than swimming, hippos walk along the bottom of the water, only rising to breathe. The hippopotamus can hold its breath underwater for up to 30 minutes. An adult male hippo can weigh up to metric tonnes ( tons). Hippos do, however, have very delicate skin that needs to be protected from the harsh sun.

The hippo produces its own natural sunscreen—a substance called "blood sweat" or "red sweat," it consists of red and orange acids that absorb ultraviolet light and inhibit the growth of bacteria. This has led to the widespread myth that hippos sweat blood; in fact, these. There are two species of hippopotamus: the common hippo and the much smaller pygmy hippo.

Hippos are the third largest living land mammals, after elephants and white rhinos. They are to 5 meters ( to feet) long and up to meters ( feet) tall at shoulders. This is a really great book filled with interesting facts about hippos. I like how the bold text tells the story of the character Hippo, while the smaller font gives informational text.

Depending on my or miy kids moods you can read for more details or just get the story/5. If you want to know more, check out my books on Amazon USA Link =dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 UK. Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies cool under the hot African sun.

Hippos are graceful. The Hippo, short for Hippopotamus, is as unique-looking creature, as it is interesting. Hippos have a very large body that looks like a barrel, but also have very large teeth and mouths.

It seems strange that such short and stubby legs can carry such a large creature around, but it works very well for the hippos. Hippos roll in mud, and it acts like a sunscreen for them.

Hippopotamuses close up their nostrils underwater so they can breathe longer. Hippos have a very strong bite. They could easily snap a ten-foot crocodile in half. Some big hippos can flip boats over. Hippos. Its a Hippos World: Hippopotamus Fun Facts For Kids: Hippo Books for Children - Big Mammals (Children's Animal Books) Read more.

2 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. C. ROMERO. out of 5 stars Lovely and amusing way to introduce fun facts about Hippopotamus as seen through a Children’s book/5(49).Staying underwater helps the hippopotamus not feel the weight of its hulking frame.

They can weigh up to kg ( lb.)! Under the water, hippos tap their feet along the ground to propel themselves. Being submerged for the most part of the day also helps keep the hippo cool and protected from the sun.

When they do venture out of the water. Pretty much everyone knows hippos are the third largest land mammal species on Earth and they live in eastern central and southern sub-Saharan Africa, but there's a lot more fascinating things.