The hippoptamus lives in african waters. He sleeps, fights and mates in water. Although the hippo can not swim, males are extremely defensive of their terriority in the water and will only come ashore to feed. Being a herbivore the hippo may seem harmless, but due to their aggressuve behavior are in fact considered one of the most dangerous land animals. Hippos spend most of the day in water & graze in the evening. They can eat up to 70 kgs, in only 5 hours! The schleich hippopotamus would make a wonderful addition to any schleich collection. The schleich safari range are a great way to teach children about animals, whilst encouarging imaginative play.