WHS where hippos can be found in the wild. Includes all species of the family Hippopotamidae.

Connected Sites

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Comoé National Park "There are also 21 species of artiodactyl present in the park including hippopotamus" (wiki)
Garamba National Park "Garamba National Park contains the four largest land mammals in the world, the elephant, the rhinoceros, the giraffe and the hippopotamus." (OUV)
Kenya Lake System "major breeding grounds for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus and a variety of venomous snakes." (AB ev)
Lake Malawi "Mammals include hippo (particularly in the Monkey Bay area)" (AB ev)
Lake Turkana "The island parks are the breeding habitats of the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, the hippopotamus amphibious and several snake species." (OUV)
Mana Pools At Zambezi River: "The river is also famous for its sizeable numbers of hippopotamus and Nile crocodile." (OUV)
Manovo-Gounda St. Floris "Several important large mammal species in terms of conservation live in the Park, such as black rhino, elephant, hippopotamus, ..." (OUV)
Matobo Hills In Matobo National Park
Ngorongoro "Large mammals in the crater include the .. hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious)."(wiki)
Niokolo-Koba National Park "6000 hippopotamuses" (wiki)
Okavango Delta "the Okavango Delta has an exceptional diversity of plant, bird and mammal species, including viable populations of large mammal species .. such as... Hippopotamus" (AB ev)
Salonga National Park "Other mammals in the park include .. hippopotamus" (wiki)
Selous Game Reserve "It also includes one of the world's largest known populations of hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) (18,200)" (OUV)
Serengeti 500 hippopotamuses (OUV)
Taï National Park "threatened mammal species such as the pygmy hippopotamus" (official description)
Victoria Falls "Victoria Falls is situated on the mighty Zambezi River, which is home to a great number of river hippopotamus. It would be almost impossible to go on a river cruise without seeing several herds of these interesting animals." (see link)
Virunga National Park "the largest concentration of hippopotamuses in Africa, with 20,000 individuals living on the banks of Lake Edward and along the Rwindi, Rutshuru and Semliki Rivers." (OUV)
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex Pendjari National Park: Mammal species found here include .. hippo. (see link)
iSimangaliso Wetland Park "among others has megaherbivores such as rhino and hippo" (AB ev)


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