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LIVE HIPPOPOTAMUS WEBCAM AT THE MEMPHIS ZOO

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  • Location: Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Source: www.memphiszoo.org
  • Info: Live webcam featuring Hippos at the Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee.

    The hippopotamus loves water which is why it was named the “river horse ” by the Greeks. Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep cool and avoid the heat of the day, emerging at night to graze. The eyes and ears of a hippopotamus are on top of its head, so it can keep watch for enemies—mainly crocodiles—while lying low in the water. With male hippos weighing up to 5 tons, they are the largest land animal after the elephant.