Information about the Pygmy Hippopotamus:
The Pygmy Hippopotamus is a large semi-aquatic mammal native to the swampy forests of West Africa. It has a very limited range in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. While it is a separate species, it is very similar to the more common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) only about 1/2 as tall and about 1/4 as heavy. And unlike their cousins, they are shy and retiring usually being more active at night than in the daytime.The pygmy hippo is herbivorous, feeding on ferns, broad-leaved plants, grasses and fruits it finds in the forests. Pygmy hippos spend most of the day hidden in rivers. They will rest in the same spot for several days in a row, before moving to a new spot. At least some pygmy hippos make use of dens or burrows that form in river banks. Like the common hippopotamus, the pygmy hippo emerges from the water at dusk to feed. It is considered endangered by several conservation groups.
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