Recent Examples of hippopotamus from the Web
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden announced on Twitter Wednesday that the beloved 30-week-old baby hippopotamus will be starring in a new Facebook show, which premieres Aug. 29.
A 75-year-old woman from Michigan, a longtime activist and philanthropist in her community, died on an African safari after being attacked by a hippopotamus.
A longtime Rochester community activist died last weekend when she was attacked by a hippopotamus while on a vacation safari in Tanzania.
Fiona, the adorable baby hippopotamus who stole the hearts of animal lovers after she was born prematurely at an Ohio zoo, is getting her very own children's book, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Throw anything at them: Recent bits have involved a purple hippopotamus, magical fish sticks, tumbling trolls, and buying a guinea pig. —
Graeter's has put the two together, with an ice cream inspired by Fiona, the Cincinnati Zoo's popular baby hippopotamus.
A large number of hippopotamuses have been killed in the western part of Niger after villagers blamed them for destroying crops and livestock.
The sow is a genetic freak created in a lab, one of two-dozen hippopotamus-sized miracle pigs with skin like an elephant, floppy ears, understanding eyes, a wagging tail and nostrils that flare expressively.
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Origin and Etymology of hippopotamus
First Known Use: 1563See Words from the same year
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Definition of hippopotamus for English Language Learners
: a large African animal that has an extremely large head and mouth and short legs and that spends most of its time in water
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