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A hippo's lifespan is typically 40 to 50 years. Donna the Hippo, 56, is the oldest living hippo in captivity. She lives at the Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana. The oldest hippo ever was called Tanga; she lived in Munich, Germany, and died in 1995 at the age of 61.

The eyes, ears, and nostrils of hippos are placed high on the roof of the skull. This allows them to be in the water with most of their body submerged in the waters and mud of tropical rivers to stay cool and prevent sunburn. Their general anatomical structure is an adaptation to their riparian lifestyle. Their skeletal structure is graviportal, adapted to carrying the animals' enormous weight. hippopotamuses have legs that are small, relative to other megafauna, because the water in which they live reduces the weight burden. Like other aquatic mammals, the hippopotamus has very little hair.

Direction Walk 0.03 km or 0 mins north east from last photo
Location Murchison Falls, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 5.6 1/640 ISO 200 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Uganda State East Africa
City Murchison Falls Weather Cloudy, Rain
Continent Africa Day Murchison Falls
Activity Boat ride Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:25 10:01:20 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 1355
Height 1016 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 300.0 mm Exposure 1/640
F Number 5.6 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 865.65 m
Latitude 2.27644166666667 Longitude 31.6176361111111
Altitude 72.20722135 m File Size 844 kB
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