Pygmy Hippopotamus

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.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Dense swampy forests near rivers, streams and creeks.

Diet

Herbs, grasses, forbs, sedges, ferns and fruit

Location

Western Coastal Africa