THREE CHEERS FOR PYGMY HIPPOS!

THREE CHEERS FOR PYGMY HIPPOS!!

pygmy hippo

Give us a P! P for Pygmy hippo! The petite cousins of the hippopotamus live in West Africa.

Give us a P!
P for Pygmy hippo! The petite cousins of the hippopotamus live in West Africa.

 

Give us a Y! Y rhymes with shy! The pygmy hippo is a shy and solitary animal!

Give us a Y!
Y rhymes with shy! The pygmy hippo is a shy and solitary animal!

 

Give us a G! G is for ground! Pygmy hippos spend much less time in water than their larger cousins! Their feet are less webbed too!

Give us a G!
G is for ground! Pygmy hippos spend much less time in water than their larger cousins! Their feet are less webbed too!

 

Give us a M! M is munchies! Pygmy hippos munch on grasses, leaves, fruits and ferns.

Give us a M!
M is munchies! Pygmy hippos munch on grasses, leaves, fruits and ferns.

 

Give us a Y! Y is for Young! Pygmy hippos give birth to one young/calf at a time.

Give us a Y!
Y is for Young! Pygmy hippos give birth to one young/calf at a time.

 

Give us a H! H is for habitat! Pygmy hippos live in rainforests, swamps and rivers.

Give us a H!
H is for habitat! Pygmy hippos live in rainforests, swamps and rivers.

 

Give us an I! I is for It's rare! Pygmy hippos are rare and scientist don't know much about them in the wild. They are listed by the IUCN as endangered.

Give us an I!
I is for It’s rare! Pygmy hippos are rare and scientist don’t know much about them in the wild. They are listed by the IUCN as endangered.

 

Give us a P! P is for Petite! Pygmy hippos weigh up to 500 pounds and grow up to 5 1/2 feet long.

Give us a P!
P is for Petite! Pygmy hippos weigh up to 500 pounds and grow up to 5 1/2 feet long.

 

Give us a P! P is for predator! The only known predator of the pygmy hippo is a leopard.

Give us a P!
P is for predator! The only known predator of the pygmy hippo is a leopard.

 

Give us an O! O is for out at night! The pygmy hippo is nocturnal! They have sensitive thin skin and the sun can be harmful, so they get their noms on at night!

Give us an O!
O is for out at night! The pygmy hippo is nocturnal! They have sensitive thin skin and the sun can be harmful, so they get their noms on at night!

 

Woot! Woot! Let’s give a cheer for pygmy hippos! They truly are one of our favorites! We think they are cutest little butterballs!

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One thought on “THREE CHEERS FOR PYGMY HIPPOS!

  1. Dangrdafne

    A nocturnal hippo? Very interesting. Your hippo friend in your photos is quite the cutie.

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