How Much Does a Grown Hippo Weigh?
are two species of hippopotamus,
the Large Hippo and the Pygmy Hippo.
A full-grown Large Hippo or
Common Hippo (Hippopotamus
weigh as much as 4 tons and grow to a size of 4 meters in length and a
height of 1.4 meters (measured up to its shoulder).
appropriately-named Pygmy Hippo (Choeropsis
liberiensis) may weigh as much as 270 kg and grow to a size of 1.5
meters in length and a height of 0.8 meters (again, measured up to its
Did You Know?
> Young hippos can only stay
under water for about half a minute, but adults can stay submerged up
to six minutes.
the information provided on this page may be found
following websites. Please visit them to learn more about hippos
learn what you may be able to do to help preserve the precious hippo
populations that remain.
Geographic (specifically the
facts page provided by "Young Peoples Trust for the Environment")