11pm finds this hippo feeding along a narrow strip of savanna bordered by forest and lagoon. Rarely do hippos leave the water during daylight hours, for the heat and sun can lead to dehydration.
It must be difficult and tiring for them to carry their weight when they spend so much time wallowing nearly weightless in the lagoons and rivers. This particular individual was more than 2.5 meters in length and 1.5 meters in height, weighing perhaps in the range of 1500 to 2000 kilograms.
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