Here at the Gulf Breeze Zoo, we have two Nile hippos. Our male is named Kiboko and the female is Cleopatra.
In the Wild
The world's third-largest land mammal, Nile hippopotamuses weigh around 3,000 pounds, eating mostly grasses. They spend up to 16 hours a day underwater to keep cool but when they’re on land, they can run up to 30 miles per hour.