Pygmy hippos are herbivores and feed on a variety of vegetation including aquatic plants. They usually begin feeding in the afternoon, and continue until midnight.
Unlike their larger cousins, pygmy hippos do not live in herds. They tend to be solitary, but are sometimes seen in pairs.
Dense swampy forests near rivers, streams and creeks.
Herbs, grasses, forbs, sedges, ferns and fruit
Western Coastal Africa
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
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