And those animals were caught, and as the elephant was drowning, the decision was made to destroy the elephant and also the hippopotamus .
Arriving in step with East African flora were the creatures of the East African savannas: gazelle, giant deer, hippopotamus , rhinoceros, wart hog.
The presence of the manatee and the hippopotamus in the lower levels of the stratigraphic profile at the Ogoloma site is also significant.
Both could probably fly as well as a helium-filled hippopotamus .
Others - notably of sleek horses, cute lambs, elephants and a hippopotamus - could be auditioning for kitschy animal calendars.
This year we have scheduled a tiger, three lynxes, a cheetah, two pumas, a hippopotamus , and 500 rabid rats.
The name hippopotamus comes from Greek and means ‘river horse.’
Africans never succeeded in domesticating their animals, like the rhino and the hippopotamus !
The hippopotamus , for example, has declined by 95 percent in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1994, when 30,000 roamed wild.
Elephants, ostriches, leopards and lions were imported in the first century B.C., followed by hippopotamus , rhinoceros, camels and giraffes.