Hippopotamus – This photo was taken at Chhatbir Zoo at Chandigarh-Patiala Road (Punjab).

Age of Breeding: Male 7.5 years, Female 5-6 years

Gestation Period: 8 months

Average Litter Size: 1

Feed in Nature: Soft Grasses and Plants

Feed in Zoo: Banana, Mesh, Green Fodder

Distribution: Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, South Africa

Life Span: 40 to 50 years

(Source: display board)

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