Pygmy Hippopotamus

Abhijeet Modi
Sep 16, 2022 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Mar 06, 2021

We can all agree to the fact that the animal kingdom makes up for one of the most unique and varied range of creatures. Here, we introduce you to one such inhabitant of the jungle.

Color him in order to find out more about him. A pygmy hippopotamus is a type of hippopotamus that is predominantly found in the western regions of Africa like that of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ivory coast.

They fall under the Hippopotamidae family and Artiodactyla order. An average pygmy hippopotamus weighs around 352-550 lb (160-275 kg).

They are generally found in areas like that of swamps and streams. A hippopotamus is sometimes mistaken with that a rhinoceros due to their huge size and some similar features.

The following is a pygmy hippopotamus coloring pages resource, which the kids would love to color. In the free printable picture, we see a happy little pygmy hippopotamus that wants to make our acquaintance.

The picture would be a great way for kids to learn about the various characteristics and behavioral traits of a hippopotamus. This would also encourage them to read about other similar animals of the animal kingdom as well.

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