Hippopotamus Skull Replicas are museum quality polyurethane resin casts. All Hippopotamus Skull Replicas are made in USA.
The hippopotamus or hippo, from the ancient Greek for river horse, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa. The other is the pygmy hippopotamus. After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl.
Hippos are recognisable for their barrel-shaped torsos, wide-opening mouths with large canine tusks, nearly hairless bodies, pillar-like legs.
Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are whales and porpoises, from which they diverged about 55 million years ago.