Nile Hippopotamus Animal Kingdom
The Nile Hippopotamus can be seen on both the Kilimanjaro Safaris as well at the Pangani Exploration Trail.
The following information is quoted from: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AfricanSavanna/fact-hippo.cfm.
All photos were taken at Animal Kingdom.
Bulky and barrel-shaped, Nile hippos may look clumsy, but they are supremely adapted to their mixed terrestrial/aquatic lifestyle. Their eyes, ears, and nostrils (which close when the animals submerge) sit atop their heads.
Several species of grass provide Nile hippopotamuses with virtually all of their food. While they consume up to 88 pounds of grass per night, this amount (about one to one and a half percent of their body weight) is about half that required by other hoofed mammals. Hippos' habit of resting in water during the day reduces energy and food demands.
Nile hippopotamuses live up to 45 years in the wild, and often a few years longer in zoos.