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Common Hippos - Kenya

Common Hippos - Kenya

Talek River, Maasai Mara, Kenya
19 July 2008

Mammalia
Artiodactyla
Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus amphibius

"Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, the closest living relatives of the Hippopotamidae are cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises, etc.) from which they diverged about 55 million years ago." - Wikipedia

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Photo prise le 19 juillet 2008 (© petechar / Flickr)

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