Hippopotamus (Schleich #14814)
Catalog Number 14814
Dimensions 5.04 x 1.85 x 2.36 inch (W x D x H)
Age Recommendation 3-8 years
Although hippopotamuses cannot swim particularly well, they spend nearly all day in the water. They cannot simply drift along, because they're just too heavy. If they wish to cross a river, they allow themselves to sink to the bottom and walk along the river bed to the other shore.
Hippopotamuses can hold their breath underwater for up to 30 minutes.
- Scientific name : Hippopotamus amphibius
- Global Home : Africa
- Conservation Status : Vulnerable
- Primary habitat : Wetlands