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So Sweet, N’est-ce Pas?

baby-hippoBaby hippos are born underwater at a weight between 25 and 45 kg (60–110 lb) and an average length of around 127 cm (50 in) and must swim to the surface to take their first breath. A mother typically gives birth to only one hippo, although twins occur at an unknown ratio. The young often rest on their mothers’ backs when in water that is too deep for them, and they swim underwater to suckle. They also will suckle on land when the mother leaves the water. Weaning starts between six and eight months after birth and most calves are fully weaned after a year. (source)

Now you and I know a little bit more about baby hippos.

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December 17, 2008 - Posted by | Animal Protection, Did you know? | , ,

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