A scene from Africa, with many native fauna.

Africa scene

A scene from Africa, with many native fauna.

The Hippopotamus is the river horse of Africa, a genus of a family of ungulates, which contains only two living species.

Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus is the river horse of Africa, a genus of a family of ungulates, which contains only…

"Of this the muzzle is exceedingly thick and blunt, the head is very large, but the greater part of its bulk is made up of the facial bones, which are of enormous size when compared to the cranium. The legs are short and stount, and the feet have four toes, each terminated by a hoof. The eyes and ears are small." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Hippopotamus

"Of this the muzzle is exceedingly thick and blunt, the head is very large, but the greater part of…

A Hippopotamus, dancing.

Hippopotamus

A Hippopotamus, dancing.

A family of hippopotami.

Hippopotamus

A family of hippopotami.

An early figure of the Egyptian hippopotamus goddess.

Egyptian Hippopotamus Goddess

An early figure of the Egyptian hippopotamus goddess.

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." — Lardner, 1885

Egyptian hunting

"Egyptian hunting Hippopotamus." — Lardner, 1885

This medal represents a divinity of the Nile river riding a hippo.

Nile Deity

This medal represents a divinity of the Nile river riding a hippo.

"The head and neck are rather short; the eye is small and lateral, and the snimal cannot see in front, more particularly when the horn is full grown, as it stands in the way of vision. The body is about nine feet long and give feet high; in its structure it is perculiarly massive, heavy, and hog-like, and often weighing six thousand pounds." — S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Indian Rhinoceros

"The head and neck are rather short; the eye is small and lateral, and the snimal cannot see in front,…