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Pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis/Hexaprotodon liberiensis) - epaiva - 05-14-2018

The Pygmy hippopotamus is a small hippopotamid which is native to the forest and swamps of West Africa, primarily in Liberia, with small populations in Sierra Leone. Guinea  and Ivory Coast.
The Pygmy hippo is only half as tall as the Hippopotamus, Adult Pygmy Hippos stand about 75-100 cm high at the shoulders and 150-175 cm in head and body length. Their lifespan in captivity ranges from 30 to 55 years.
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RE: Pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis ir Hexaprotodon liberiensis) - epaiva - 05-14-2018

Taken from the book The Pygmy Hippo Story
West Africa's Enigma of the Rainforest
(Phillip T. Robinson - Gabriella L. Flackery - Knut M. Hentschel

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RE: Pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis ir Hexaprotodon liberiensis) - epaiva - 05-14-2018

Credits to @zooberlin and @marinagoliasphotoart

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