maggie the baby hippo, hippos of uganda

Baby hippos are born underwater at a weight between 25 and 45 kg (60�110 lb) and an average length of around 127 cm (50 in) and must swim to the surface to take their first breath. A mother typically gives birth to only one hippo, although twins occur at an unknown ratio. The young often rest on their mothers' backs when in water that is too deep for them, and they swim underwater to suckle. They also will suckle on land when the mother leaves the water. Weaning starts between six and eight months after birth and most calves are fully weaned after a year.

Direction Walk 5.88 km or 88 mins south east from last photo
Location Murchison Falls, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 5.6 1/500 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 10:42:33 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 1424
Height 1068 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 300.0 mm Exposure 1/500
F Number 5.6 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 865.65 m
Latitude 2.27514166666667 Longitude 31.6704944444444
Altitude 72.20606229 m File Size 1097 kB
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