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Hippopotamus Amphibius by SameerPrehistorica Hippopotamus Amphibius by SameerPrehistorica
The common hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal after the Elephant and Rhinoceros.It weighs about 1.5 tonnes,some large individuals could weigh upto 3 tonnes.A hippo's mouth can open to 180 degrees,having the powerful jaws and canines that can cut a crocodile in half.

It is a very unpredictable animal. Surprisingly
hippopotamus killed more people in Africa than Lions and Crocodiles !

(Dr. Brady Barr measured the bite force of an adult female hippo at 8,100 newtons (1,800 lbf); Barr also attempted to measure the bite pressure of an adult male hippo, but had to abandon the attempt due to the male's aggressiveness.)


If the extant
hippopotamus is that much aggressive then it's giant extinct relatives could be more aggressive and could have possessed a powerful bite force.

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darklord86 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Great job as always!
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Batiemily Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
After read this "A hippo's mouth can open to 180 degrees, having the powerful jaws and canines that can cut a crocodile in half" I don't want to see this animal up close neither. :omgnoes: 
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Hahaha
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Batiemily Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student General Artist
I've met a couple of these in my lifetime (all in captivity). I do hope to see them in the wild some day.
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Only once i have seen this Hippo as well as the pygmy one in a Zoo. I don't hope to see this animal or any other large animal up close.
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