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Hippopotamus Calf Figure by Schleich

Our Price: $2.99

Stock Status:In Stock

Product Code: SL14682

Although they are herbivores, hippopotamuses are considered as Africa's wildest animals because of their aggressive nature. When they are out of the water, hippos are able to run up to 50 km per hour. They have an influence on the course of rivers and swamps by using the very same walking paths day after day and thus diverting the water into these furrows. Hippos spend daytime in the water and graze in the evening. Within only five hours, a hippo is able to devour more than 70 kg of food! In the water, the males are very keen on defending their territory; however, there is no rivalry once they are ashore. Although they cannot swim, hippos fight, sleep and mate in the water. They live in pods of approximately thirty individuals. With a length of more than five metres and weighing up to two tons, hippos rank among the largest land mammals. They can grow quite old - often up to forty years. The animals created by Schleich are a true reflection of nature on a smaller scale. This listing is Schleich item #14682 The Schleich company was founded in 1935 as a supplier to the plastic industry. The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1960's. Since the 1980's, Schleich has been crafting animal figurines as well. Now you any your family can enter the fantastic play world on a smaller scale, with animals both wild and domestic, dinosaurs, and knights.

Choking Hazard
Small Parts
Not for children under 3 yrs.

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