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Free HIPPOPOTAMUS Coloring Pages & Book for Download (Printable PDF)

I’ve talked about hippopotamuses. Now I was hoping you could use the free printable hippopotamus coloring pages to create drawings of these animals. Teachers and adults can also work with kids to add more fun to the coloring activities.

Children need crayons and pencils to produce stunning pieces of art. They’ll color things like an elephant, a crocodile, an African animal, a leopard, a bird, and much more. Kids can organize the worksheets in a coloring book after illustrating the pages.

Welcome to our collection of free HIPPOPOTAMUS coloring pages. Click the Hippopotamus pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every Hippo coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.

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Fun Facts About Hippos for Kids!

Hello smart guys and gals! Ever seen a hippo? They are huge beauties. I’m talking about hippopotamuses today. Let’s dive in. 

  • Where do you find hippopotamuses in the world? On the beautiful continent of Africa. 
  • Hippopotamus means ‘river’ horse, and hippo is the shortened name. 
  • Hippos are the third biggest land mammals. The elephant and the white rhinoceros are also the largest animals.
  • Hippos live in swamps, lakes, and rivers.
  • Why do you think hippos stay in water for a longer time? To cool their bodies.
  • Hippos give birth in water. Incredible!
  • What’s the shape of hippopotamuses? Barrel-shaped. It has sturdy, short legs and a big mouth.
  • Dolphins and whales are cousins of the hippos.
  • Do you think a hippo is faster than a human? Don’t ever think you can outrun hippopotamuses. They’re fast.
  • Hippos look harmless, but they can be dangerous if they feel in danger.
  • So, yes, hippopotamuses are one of the dangerous animals in Africa.
  • Hippos need some help. Poachers are after these beautiful animals for teeth and meat.
  • The bull is a male hippo.
  • A female hippopotamus is known as a cow.
  • A young hippo is called a calf.
  • What do you call a group of hippos? Bloat, herd, pod, dale, and bloat.
  • Hippopotamuses can live for 45 years.
  • The grass is the primary food of hippos.
  • Hippos have giant heads and brown skin.
  •  Bulls can be 3.5m long and 1.5m in height. They can weigh 3,200 kg. Wow! Three small vehicles.
  • Where can you find the hippos’ eyes, ears, noses? On the top of their heads. As a result, they can breathe and see while underwater.
  • Here’s something unique. They produce an oily red liquid to protect themselves against the heat of the sun.
  • Hippos can be found in East African countries, which are protected areas.
  • They eat about 35kgs of grass a day. That’s something. By the way, they’re herbivores.
  • Do you know that hippopotamuses are brilliant swimmers? They can stop breathing for five minutes underwater. Water doesn’t get into their nostrils and ears because they close to keep water out.
  • Hippos live in groups of between ten to 20 animals. A powerful male leads them. The herd also includes females, babies, and other less powerful animals.
  • Male hippos, which protect the group, fight off other males by opening their big mouths and making grunts. 
  • Cows give birth every two years. It’s usually one calf.
  • Baby hippos face danger from hyenas, crocodiles, and lions. 
  • The adult hippopotamus comes back to the water surface every five minutes to breathe. They can do this even if they’re sleeping.