The third largest land mammal, hippopotamuses are semi-aquatic herbivores that can be found in southern Africa. Although adult hippopotamuses are commonly feared for their aggression and territorial nature, this cute little calf is all play and no bite!
History: Typically, a mother hippopotamus only gives birth to a single calf, although in rare cases twins do occur. Like most mammal species, infant hippopotamuses rely on their mothers for nearly everything, including protection and food. Young hippos will even ride on their mother’s back in areas where the water is too deep, in what might be one of the most adorable displays of loving motherhood in the animal kingdom.
Scientific Name: Hippopotamus amphibius
Characteristics: Despite its small size, this hippopotamus baby toy is doing its best to let out a mighty roar! Hand painted with lifelike realism, our hippopotamus baby figurine is great as an addition to a nature enthusiasts’ collection or a wildlife diorama, as a teaching tool for a biology course, or just for fun play with any of our other wildlife figurines.
Size: Adult hippos can be as large as 17 feet long, so this little guy has some growing to do! 2.95 inches long and 1.75 inches tall, this hippopotamus baby toy model is a little smaller than a credit card stood on its side.
The Hippopotamus Baby is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.