Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Puffins's Lair - Sweat of the hippos

The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) is a semiaquatic herbivorous mammal from Sub-Saharan Africa, and their name comes from the ancient Greek for river horse. One curious aspect is that, despite their resemblance to pigs, they are closer in terms of evolution to cetaceans, but both groups diverged 55 million years ago.

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