A hippopotamus is a semi-aquatic animal which lives in Africa and is a vulnerable species on Earth. Hippopotamuses can only eat grass at nighttime. There are 2 species, the Hippopotamus and the Pygmy Hippopotamus. The name, Hippopotamus means Water Horse in Greek.

In popular cultureEdit

A female hippopotamus, named Gloria is a character from Madagascar. She appeared in Madagascar 1 and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. She was left in Africa. It's unknown if she and the gang are going back to New York in Madagascar 3.