Original Paintings of Hippos
Original Hippo Paintings by Alan M Hunt
Original Hippo Paintings by Alan M Hunt SOLD
The hippopotamus is a very large African animal. It has a blue-grey body with a pink underbelly, a large head, stumpy legs, and can weigh over 3 tonne! The males can weigh between 1600-3200 kgs (3600 - 7000 pounds), and the females between 650 - 2300 kgs (1400 - 5200 pounds).
Hippos like to wallow about in the water, due to the fact their skin is quite thin - and if they are not submerged in water they are vulnerable to dehydration.
Original Hippopotamus Painting by Alan M Hunt
Original Hippo Painting by Alan M Hunt SOLD
Alan M Hunt Original Paintings
Original Hippo Painting by Alan M Hunt
Although these are enormous animals, they usually walk up to 3-5 kms (2 or 3 miles) in a day.
Amazing Fact: Despite their size, hippos can gallop at speeds up to 30 km/h (18 mph).
Hippopotamus is spelt with an a, not an o, as the common mispelling is hippopotomus.
Orignal Hippo Painting by Alan M Hunt
Paintings of Hippos
Hippo Paintings by Alan M Hunt Prints Available
Interesting Hippo facts
Found in: Kazungula, Limpopo, Zambezi
Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
Size: 13 feet long and 5 feet tall
Weight: Up to 31/2 tons
Lifespan: 50 years
Habitat: Rivers, swamps and protected areas
Gestation: About 240 days
Predators: Humans, lions, crocodiles
Other Interesting Facts
Hippos can eat up to 40 kgs (88 pounds) of short grass in one day!
Hippopotamus Conservation Projects
Gilman International Conservation