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Mini-potamus

The pygmy hippopotamus looks like a mini version of its larger relative, the hippopotamus The pygmy hippo has adaptations for spending time in the water but is much less aquatic than the hippo. Its nose and ears close underwater just like a hippo’s do, but its head is rounder and narrower, its neck is proportionally longer, and its eyes are not on the top of its head. The pygmy hippo’s feet are less webbed and its toes more free than those of the hippo, and its legs are longer than its huge cousin’s. The pygmy hippo’s teeth are also different: it only has one pair of incisors, while the hippo has two or three.

Mini-potamus

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