Hippopotamus amphibius

Weight 1000-2000kg 1000-1700kg
Shoulder height 1.5m 1.5m
Roland ward 25″ -
SCI 50″ -

Hippos spend most of the daylight hours in water or baying in the sun next to water. They start feeding on mostly short grass in the late cool hours of the day and night. They travel big distances to feed and consume only about 40kg of grass a night.

What a hunter may expect on a hunt

Ambush close to water, good shot placement is essential or night hunting where they feed.

Equipment suggestion


  • Minimum of .375cal
  • Slower bullet
  • Good quality bullet


  • Minimum of 80 pound draw
  • Good quality broad head

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