A hippopotamus lives on land and in the water.

Hippos stay in the water in the hot daytime.

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Sometimes they come out of the water to sleep in the sunshine.

At night when it is cool they come out of the water to eat plants.

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A hippo has a big mouth and big teeth.

It is a very fierce animal.

 

Hippos make a grunting sound.

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A baby hippo is called a calf.

Its mother is a cow and its father is a bull.

 


Words

Hippopotamus (say hip-poe-pot-uh-muss)

  • A very big animal with not much hair. It lives in Africa.

fierce (say fee-uss)

  • Gets angry very easily and will attack. Scary.

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