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How Long can a Newborn Hippo Stay Underwater ?

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How Long can a Newborn Hippo Stay under Water?   Newborn Hippos born into the wild face numerous challenges, from predators to the ever changing environment. However these Newborn’s resilience is tremendous. Newborn Hippos weigh between 35 to 40 kg at birth. The female Hippo will give birth to a single calf every two years.…

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Why do New Born Hippos climb onto their Moms Backs

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Why do New Born Hippos climb onto their Moms Backs? Their are numerous reasons for this unusual¬†behavior New Born’s can only stay under the water for a limited amount of time Depending on the depth of the water these new born’s need somewhere to regain their strength The mother will allow their new born’s to…

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