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Botswana Safari

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Big Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) chomps on a breakfast of water plants. It's name means "water horse" or "river horse" and these guys get huge. Males average over 3,300 pounds. They are intensely territorial in the water - this probably accounts for the scars on this one. Although they resemble pigs, their closest living relatives are cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Battle-scarred Leviathan