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Noisy boy
Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:12:29 AM

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Which animal is the closest relative of the hippo ?
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Noisy boy wrote:
Which animal is the closest relative of the hippo ?

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Plenty of research is still required to conclusively establish who exactly is the closest relative of the hippo.

Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, it is believed that the closest living relatives of the hippopotamus are cetaceans. Catacea are marine mammals such as whales, dolphins and porpoises from which they diverged about 55 million years ago.
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Check out Wikipedia s.v. "Hippopotamus" for a lot of information about these interesting animals.
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Any Algerian
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Posted: Friday, November 26, 2021 8:03:39 AM
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Noisy boy wrote:
Which animal is the closest relative of the hippo ?


Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Any Algerian


Prejudice based on race doesn't belong on The Free Dictionary...or anywhere else.

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