Vintage Biology Illustration of Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Vintage Biology Illustration of Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

This product is a high-quality vintage biology illustration of a hippopotamus, one of the largest and heaviest land mammals in the world. The illustration is made with lithography method, which gives it a unique and artistic look. You can download a low resolution image for free, or purchase a high resolution pixel image with transparent background or a vector image. You can also order other products, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs and t-shirts, with the image of the hippo printed on them. This illustration is perfect for anyone who loves wildlife, nature, or art.

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The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), also known as the common hippo or the river horse, is a species of large, semi-aquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the two extant species of the family Hippopotamidae, and is closely related to the pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis). The hippopotamus is the third-largest land mammal after the elephant and the rhinoceros, and can weigh up to 4,000 kg (8,800 lb)┬╣. It has a barrel-shaped body, a large head, a short neck, four stubby legs, and a long tail. The hippopotamus has a thick, gray-brown skin that is almost hairless, except for some bristles on its muzzle and tail. The hippopotamus also has a pair of large, curved tusks that protrude from its lower jaw, which are used for fighting and defense.

The hippopotamus is a herbivore, feeding mainly on grasses, but also on aquatic plants, fruits, and crops. It has a simple stomach and a large caecum, which allows it to digest fibrous plant material. The hippopotamus spends most of the day submerged in water, where it keeps cool and protects its skin from drying out and cracking. The hippopotamus can hold its breath for up to five minutes, and can close its nostrils and ears when underwater. The hippopotamus emerges from the water at dusk to graze on land, traveling up to 10 km (6 mi) and consuming up to 68 kg (150 lb) of vegetation per night┬▓. The hippopotamus is highly social, forming large groups of up to 150 individuals, called pods. The pods are led by a dominant male, who defends his territory and mates with the females. The hippopotamus communicates with other hippos through vocalizations, such as grunts, snorts, roars, and wheezes, and through body language, such as yawns, head shakes, and tail flicks. The hippopotamus can run up to 30 km/h (19 mph) and is capable of killing humans and other animals, such as crocodiles, lions, and hyenas, with its powerful jaws and tusks.

The hippopotamus is one of the most iconic and charismatic African animals, and has been featured in many cultural and artistic works, such as paintings, sculptures, literature, films, and music. The hippopotamus is also a popular attraction in zoos and wildlife parks, where it is bred and conserved. The hippopotamus is listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and is threatened by habitat loss, poaching, and conflict with humans. Conservation efforts include habitat protection, anti-poaching measures, captive breeding, and translocation programs.

This product is a vintage biology illustration of a hippopotamus, created with lithography method. Lithography is a printing technique that uses a flat stone or metal plate, on which the image is drawn with a greasy substance. The plate is then moistened and inked, and the image is transferred to paper or other materials. Lithography produces fine and detailed images, and is often used for artistic purposes. The illustration of the hippopotamus is done in a realistic and accurate style, capturing its anatomy, posture, and expression. The illustration also has a caption with the scientific name and the common name of the hippopotamus in different languages, such as English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

You can download a low resolution image of the illustration for free, which you can use for personal purposes, such as wallpapers, screensavers, or educational projects. You can also purchase a high resolution pixel image with transparent background or a vector image, which you can use for commercial purposes, such as printing, designing, or publishing. The high resolution images are of excellent quality and resolution, and can be scaled and edited without losing clarity or detail. You can also order other products, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs and t-shirts, with the image of the hippopotamus printed on them. These products are made of high-quality materials and are durable and attractive. They are ideal for decorating your home, office, or classroom, or for giving as gifts to your friends and family who love wildlife, nature, or art.

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