Pygmy Hippopotamus Skull, Adult Female
Pygmy Hippopotamus Skull. Adult Female. Hexaprotodon liberiensis. Liberia Ivory Coast only.
* Size: 13.6 inch (4cm)
* Museum quality replicas are cast in durable Polyurethane resins.
* Made in USA
The Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis) is a small hippopotamid native to the forests and swamps of West Africa, primarily in Liberia and small populations in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast. The pygmy hippo is reclusive and nocturnal.
The Pygmy Hippo, however, is only half as tall as the Hippopotamus and weighs less than 1/4 as much as its larger cousin. Adult pygmy hippos stand about 75–100 cm (2.46–3.28 ft) high at the shoulder, are 150–175 cm (4.92–5.74 ft) in length and weigh 180–275 kg (397–606 lb). Their lifespan in captivity ranges from 30 to 55 years, though it is unlikely that they live this long in the wild.
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