African Hippo
Animal Details
African hippo single Level Unlocked 1

LimitedSummerGames Limited retiring

Cost of Animal 29 Zoo bucks
Cost to Complete Family 116 Zoo bucks
Area Prehistoric-Jungle
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5.000 Coins2 10.000 Coins2 16.500 Coins2 23.000 Coins2
500 XP 1.000 XP 1.500 XP 2.000 XP
Bonded Payout 30.130 Coins2
Collects every 10 Hours
Reward for Completing Family 500 XP
Breeding nest Breeding Breeding nest
Cost to Breed 29 Zoo bucks
Breeds in 22 Hours
Instant Breed 0 / 0 / 24 / 24 Zoo bucks
Goal bonding icon Bonding Goal bonding icon
Cost to Bond 29 Zoo bucks
Bonds in 22 Hours
Instant Bond 24 Zoo bucks
Static Animation
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Gets on hind legs and opens mouth wide.
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The African Hippo is not part of any collections.
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The African Hippo is not a crossbred animal or a crossbreeding parent and must be purchased from the Tiny Zoo Store.
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The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), or hippo, from the ancient Greek for "river horse" (ἱπποπόταμος), is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae (the other is the Pygmy Hippo.) After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl.

The hippopotamus is semi-aquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of 5 to 30 females and young. During the day they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grass. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are cetaceans (whales, porpoises, etc.) from which they diverged about 55 million years ago. The common ancestor of whales and hippos split from other even-toed ungulates around 60 million years ago. The earliest known hippopotamus fossils, belonging to the genus Kenyapotamus in Africa, date to around 16 million years ago.

The hippopotamus is recognizable by its barrel-shaped torso, enormous mouth and teeth, nearly hairless body, stubby legs and tremendous size. It is the third largest land mammal by weight (between 1½ and 3 tonnes), behind the white rhinoceros (1½ to 3½ tonnes) and the three species of elephant (3 to 9 tonnes). The hippopotamus is one of the largest quadrupeds (four legged mammals) and despite its stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human. Hippos have been clocked at 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. There are an estimated 125,000 to 150,000 hippos throughout Sub-Saharan Africa; Zambia (40,000) and Tanzania (20,000–30,000) possess the largest populations. They are still threatened by habitat loss and poaching for their meat and ivory canine teeth. There is also a colony of non-zoo hippos in Colombia introduced by Pablo Escobar. Source:

Further Information

The African Hippo is part of the Summer Games themed collection.