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Rubondo Island National Park
Hippo, from the ancient Greek for river horse, is a large, mostly
herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species
in the family Hippopotamidae (the other is the Pygmy Hippopotamus.) The hippopotamus
is the third largest land animal (after the elephant and the white rhino) and
the heaviest extant artiodactyls*), despite being considerably shorter than
*) Even-toed ungulates.