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No, the Hippopotamus is herbivorous. They mainly feed on grasses between, four and six hours a night. For more details, please see the sites listed below.
Yes, they are indeed omnivores. Primarily plant eaters, it has been shown on episodes of Discovery Channel and Science Channel, eg Rogue Nature, that rogue hippopotaumus do indeed consume meat from crocodile kills. One episode shows a hippo munching on an antelope after stealing it away from a croc.
Amazingly yes. Hippos are usually vegetarians, grazing on grasses at night. But if the door is open for red meat, the hippo will never pass up the chance.Ex. During the great migration, after the river crossing the home of crocodiles and hippos become a watery graveyard. Then the dinner bell is rung for not only crocodiles but hippos. And fresh meat is the main course.
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What is a Pygmy Hippopotamus?

The pygmy hippopotamus is a large mammal native to the forests and swamps of western Africa. The pygmy hippo is reclusive and nocturnal. It is one of only two extant species in the Hippopotamidae family, the other being its much larger cousin the common hippopotamus. Pygmy hippos share the same (MORE)

How do hippopotamus mate?

Answer . they drink a lot of beer, because beer is what helps everything, especially if your ugly and fat

What is an omnivore?

Omnivore is a word which refers to all organisms that are capable to eat both meat/flesh and vegetable. Examples of this are humans and domesticated animals (even though they are considered as carnivores, they become omnivore because they are being domesticated). There are also a number of wild anim (MORE)

Can a hippopotamus swim?

hippos could probly swim if they had to but most of the time they just float in shallow water . Adult hippos can't swim. This may seem odd since they do spend a lot of time in the water. They hold their breath well and are adapted in many ways for semiaquatic life. But they can't swim. In fact a (MORE)

Is the hippopotamus a mammal?

Yes the hippo is a mammal. It gives birth to live young, has mammary glands and hair. Yes ,because it give s birth to its babies,and nurses them with its own milk.

What is a hippopotamus?

A hippo is an animal that is very dangerous and that is very territorial and WILL kill you if you are in its territory and especially will kill you if you are near its calf. A hippo is an animal that lives in Africa it's full name is hippopotamus.

Who are the hippopotamus enemies?

The hippopotamus is the third-largest land mammal and is found inAfrica. They have very few known predators. Crocodiles, lions andhyenas may attack young hippos, but generally stay away from adulthippos.

Is a hippopotamus a herbivore?

Yes, Hippopotamuses are herbivores Yes, they only eat vegetables, but that doesnt stop them from biting flesh to defend their territory.

How did the hippopotamus get its name?

Many years ago Greeks encountered these animals and saw they resembled horses but lived in and near rivers. They combined Greek words for "horse" and "river," and the English form of the word is derived from that.

Where the hippopotamus live?

The hippopotamus is found in various locations throughout thecontinent of Africa. The two species of hippos are the Pygmy andlarge hippo.

Classification of a hippopotamus?

A hippopotamus, though it spends a lot of time in the water, isconsidered a land mammal. There are two types of hippos, common andpygmy.

Can a hippopotamus jump?

I'm not sure but 90% is a nooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Because a hippo cannot jump, it can be confined by a ditch that it cannot either walk through or step over and by a fence that it either cannot step over or knock down. A full grown hippo has a hide that alone can weigh half a ton. (There are pyg (MORE)

What eats a hippopotamus?

Hippos, though naturally prey animals, are too large to be actually hunted and killed by top predators like lions, leopards and hyenas. However, a dead hippo will be eaten by these predators as well as other scavengers like vultures and crocodiles.

Is the hippopotamus carnivorous?

Hippos are not normally carnivorous. They mostly eat plants, and by and large act as herbivores. Hippos are omnivorous though, and can become opportunistic predators. In times of drought, Hippos have been known to scavenge dead animals, hunt and kill animals to eat, and even have had bouts of cannib (MORE)

What is the size of a hippopotamus?

Hippos are extremely huge animals. They are one of the largest land animals. It is the third largest mammal on earth by size and weight. The average weight for Adult Males is between 1500 and 1800 kilograms which works out to 3300 to 4000 pounds in weight. Females are much lower in weight and weigh (MORE)

Why are hippopotamus endangered?

Hunters are interested in getting a hippopotamus's teeth and meat.They can sell these items to make a profit on the market. The common hippo is not endangered, but listed as vulnerable. The pygmy hippo is endangered however, a study in 2008 showed thepopulation to be around 3500 animals, but a study (MORE)

Is a hippopotamus a vertebrate?

Yes , a hippopotamus has a backbone ( vertebral column ) which is one of the main characteristics of a vertebrate . It is a mammal and all mammals are vertebrates . For more information about vertebrates and invertebrates see related questions.

How tall is a hippopotamus?

A hippopotamus can grow to be around five feet tall. Males maycontinue to put on weight throughout their lives, although femalesstop growing around the age of 25. Hippos can live for up to 50years.

Is a hippopotamus a fish?

No it:s a semi-aquatic mammal. The name comes from the Greek and literaly means River Horse. Hippo originally meant Horse- as in Hippodrome-originally a horse track. Hippo- Horse, Drome- road or highway.

Why are hippopotamus hunted?

They are hunted because of their tusks because they are really tough so people get the tusks carve them into a knife or something sharp sell them and they make a fortune out of it

What size is a hippopotamus?

Hippos are extremely huge animals. They are one of the largest land animals. It is the third largest mammal on earth by size and weight. The average weight for Adult Males is between 1500 and 1800 kilograms which works out to 3300 to 4000 pounds in weight. Females are much lower in weight and weigh (MORE)

What do hippopotamus attack?

Hippos are one of the mose aggresive mammals in the worl. They can attack anything and for no particular reason

What is the hippopotamus habitat?

Hippos are widely distributed in the African Continent. They were found even in Europe long time ago, but were extirpated. These days, they are found in good numbers in rivers and lakes of Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa etc. They usually prefe (MORE)

What is a hippopotamus habitat?

Hippos are widely distributed in the African Continent. They were found even in Europe long time ago, but were extirpated. These days, they are found in good numbers in rivers and lakes of Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa etc. They usually prefe (MORE)

Are hippopotamus aggressive?

\n. \nYes. Hippopotamus are territorial and respond with overwhelming force. Lots of river guides have tales about hippo related killings.

Is an elephant a hippopotamus?

No, the elephant is not a hippopotamus. The hippo is what is called an even-toed ungulate, an Artiodactyla. And, believe it or not, it's related to pigs, camels, deer, goats, cattle and the like. And it gets better!. Elephants are mammals (like hippos) of the clade Afrotheria, and animals in this g (MORE)

How does a hippopotamus get food?

Hippos predominantly stay in the Water most of the time. They leave water around dusk and travel inland to forage. They go upto 5 miles from the river to feed. Their main diet is Grass. They spend around four to five hours in a day grazing and can eat upto 68 kilograms of grass each night. That work (MORE)

How does a hippopotamus breathe?

Hippos breathe air on land or with their nostrils above water. According to Wikipedia, adults can hold their breath under water 5 to 7 minutes.

Why are you omnivores?

If by 'you' you mean human beings then we are omnivores because weeat both meat and vegetation (vegetables). This question is kind of confusing ... Because some religionshave rules that they may not eat meat, so they're vegatations, butsome people have a hard time living, and the only chance ofsu (MORE)

Is a hippopotamus an omnivorous animal?

Hippos are omnivorous animals though they don't eat meat.Many People have seen and videotaped hippos eating meat. Most people don't know they eat meat so they just say they are a herbivorous animal.

Are hippopotamus an omnivore?

Only by accident. By definition it's a herbivore, although any small animal or insect that gets scooped up with the vegetation probably goes down as well.

When do hippopotamus eat?

Hippos typically come out to graze at night when it is cooler. They run the risk of getting sunburnt so coming out of the water at night is helpful in that respect as well.

Are the hippopotamus endangered?

yes, because their habitat is being cut down so they have no where to live, and hunters kill them for their ivory teeth xox :D

Am i an omnivore?

If you eat both meat or dairy products and plants (fruits, veggies), then yes. If you don't eat meat/dairy products or only eat meat/dairy products, then no.

Are there hippopotamus in Australia?

Hippopotamuses are not native to Australia. However, some zoos dofeature either the full sized species or pygmy hippopotamuses.Werribee Open Range Zoo, for example, has hippopotamuses, whileMelbourne Zoo has the pygmy species.

Why are hippopotamus deadly?

They aren't. It is just that Hippos have been provoked to attack. They are territorial, so that makes them a little agressive. Yes, more people are killed by Hippos a year than sharks.

What is the hippopotamus' domain?

The hippopotamus is a mammal, and all mammals belong to thetaxonomic domain of Eukarya ,which are characterised by having cells with nuclei. Eukarya coversall organisms in the Kingdom Animalia, as well as the KingdomsPlantae, Fungi and Protista.

Are hippopotamus monogamous?

No. Usually, hippos live in family groups, usually a single mature bull with several cows and calves. It's actually closer to hippos being polygamists, like certain sects of Mormons. If you want to draw a human parallel.

Do hippopotamus' have horns?

Ye Scientifically prived in 1947, Hippopotamus' incisors are classified as tuscs or horns and are traditionally used to eat food. A few say hippo's dont have horns but they are just hidden within the basis of their mouth.

What is the gender of hippopotamus?

The noun hippopotamus is a common gender noun, a word for a male or a female animal. The gender noun for a female hippopotamus is a cow; the gender noun for a male is a bull.

Are you an omnivore?

I am an omnivore because I eat meat and plants. Hence the prefix 'omni' meaning all or both.