Talk about up close and personal, this 3300 pound (1500 kilogram) hippo walked out of the bush only 30 feet from the vehicle. This massive animal measures 59 inches (1500 millimeters) at the shoulder and is 196 inches (5000 millimeters) long including a 22 inch (560 millimeter) tail. Being a nocturnal vegetarian the hippopotamus eats about 150 pounds (68 kilograms) of mainly grasses over night. This early morning sighting in Kruger National Park probably meant it was heading back to water for the day.
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