The Hippopotamus can be seen
travelling the plains of Africa in 30 to 40 member groups, called
a herd. The average hippo grows to a size of about 3.5 m long.
Many scientists argue that the hippopotamus
is the largest land animal after the elephant, while many others
argue that it is the White Rhinocerous. While the Hippopotamus
is quite large, and quite heavy, they can run at speeds up to
about 40 kph.
The Hippopotamus is featured
in the popular board game, Hungry Hungry Hippos.