Translation of hippopotamus in Spanish:

hippopotamus

hipopótamo, n.

Pronunciation /ˌhɪpəˈpɑdəməs//ˌhɪpəˈpɒtəməs/

noun

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    hipopótamo masculine
    • This year we have scheduled a tiger, three lynxes, a cheetah, two pumas, a hippopotamus, and 500 rabid rats.
    • Africans never succeeded in domesticating their animals, like the rhino and the hippopotamus!
    • The hippopotamus, for example, has declined by 95 percent in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1994, when 30,000 roamed wild.
    • Initial genetic studies have provided evidence that the marine mammals are most closely related to hippopotamuses.
    • And those animals were caught, and as the elephant was drowning, the decision was made to destroy the elephant and also the hippopotamus.
    • Elephants, ostriches, leopards and lions were imported in the first century B.C., followed by hippopotamus, rhinoceros, camels and giraffes.
    • The Cape Colony extended systematic protection to elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, buffalo, zebras, quaggas and antelopes in 1886.
    • The giant hippopotamus is the only aquatic artiodactyl, spending most of its time in water.
    • The name hippopotamus comes from Greek and means ‘river horse.’
    • The hippopotamus is perfectly at home in the water, mating and giving birth there.
    • Arriving in step with East African flora were the creatures of the East African savannas: gazelle, giant deer, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, wart hog.
    • The presence of the manatee and the hippopotamus in the lower levels of the stratigraphic profile at the Ogoloma site is also significant.
    • Dwarf elephant, hippopotamus and deer disappeared from Mediterranean Islands around the time of human colonization.
    • Others - notably of sleek horses, cute lambs, elephants and a hippopotamus - could be auditioning for kitschy animal calendars.
    • Animals with relatively short distal bones, such as elephants and hippopotamuses, have more columnar legs and do little running.
    • Mozambique a great diversity of animal life, including zebras, water buffalo, elephants, giraffes, lions, hippopotami, and crocodiles.
    • Artiodactyls range from the rabbit-sized ‘mouse deer’ of southeast Asia to the three-ton giant hippopotamus and ten-foot giraffes.
    • Twenty-two days spent tracking elephants, hippopotamuses, and crocodiles in the Okavango Delta.
    • These creatures include fish, crocodiles, turtles, hippopotamuses, monkeys, rodents, and antelopes.
    • Both could probably fly as well as a helium-filled hippopotamus.