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Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius) in Serengeti N.P.

Serengeti landscape

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Hippo butt

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Hippo butt

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - A view of the hippo from behind. Hippos spend most of their days wallowing in the water or the mud, with the other members of their pod. The water serves to keep their body temperature cool, and to keep their skin from drying out. With the exception of eating, most of hippopotamuses' lives?from childbirth, fighting with other hippos, and reproduction?occur in the water. Hippos leave the water at dusk and travel inland, sometimes up to 8 kilometers (5 mi), to graze on short grass, their main source of food. They spend four to five hours grazing and can consume 68 kilograms (150 lb) of grass each night. Hippopotamuses are territorial only in water, where a bull presides over a small stretch of river, on average 250 meters in length, and containing ten females. The largest pods can contain up to 100 hippos. Other bachelors are allowed in a bull's stretch, as long as they behave submissively toward the bull. The territories of hippos exist to establish mating rights. Within the pods, the hippos tend to segregate by gender. Bachelors will lounge near other bachelors, females with other females, and the bull on his own. When hippos emerge from the water to graze, they do so individually.
City/Location:
Serengeti National Park
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N/A
Country:
Tanzania
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Aperture:
8.0
Shutter Speed:
1/200s
ISO Setting:
1600
Focal Length:
560.0mm
Image ID:
Tanzania_3273-Hippo_Butt
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