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Hippo bathing

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Turgwe Hippo Trust

Read articles or “Sponsor a Hippo” through the Turgwe Hippo Trust, an organization devoted to preserving the future of the endangered hippopotamus.

Animal Bytes: Hippopotamus

Learn fun facts about hippos from the San Diego Zoo.



Get the facts on river hippos and their miniature cousins, the pygmy hippos.

IUCN Hippo Specialty Group

Browse the latest news on hippo conservation.

National Zoo: Nile Hippopotamus

Read about hippo behavior in the wild and in captivity in this article by the National Zoo.

Taweret, Goddess Demoness of Birth, Rebirth and the Northern Sky

Learn more about Taurt, the hippo goddess, and her place in Egyptian mythology. Then learn how you can spot her constellation.

Hippopotamus Amphibius

To order a copy of HIPPO BEACH, please visit the NATURE Shop.

Online content for HIPPO BEACHwas originally posted September 2007.