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Hippos - 192 pcs - Good Luck Minis®

SKU 343022

The name Hippopotamus means River Horse, and Hippos truly do love the water. In fact, if one looks at a map of rivers in sub-Saharan Africa, one is also looking at the range of Hippos. They spend much of their days in the water and are never far from it.

  • History: Although Hippos no longer live in the lower Nile areas of Egypt, the massive beasts were once important elements of Ancient Egyptian culture. The relationship was complicated, however. On one hand, Hippos lived in the life-giving Nile River, so they received honor and respect and were seen as symbols of rebirth...but on the other hand, Hippos were dangerous. and would eat newly planted wheat, overturn ships, and were all around quite deadly.
  • Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
  • Characteristics: Mouth open wide in a smile or grunt, these lifelike Hippos can be the life of the party. Use them in Africa or Egypt lessons or as part of miniature Nile River scenes.
  • Size: These realistic Hippo mini figures are about the size of a gumball, around an inch long.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
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