Pygmy Hippopotamus

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Fine art illustration of a Pygmy Hippopotamus. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.

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Pygmy Hippopotamus
Pygmy Hippopotamus line art illustration (click image to enlarge)
Pygmy Hippopotamus
Pygmy Hippopotamus full color illustration (click image to enlarge)

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Pygmy Hippopotamus Art Print

  • Signed & numbered limited edition
  • Printed on acid-free archival paper
  • Available in 8"x10" or 11"x14"
  • Choose either B&W or Color
  • Affordable quality wildlife artwork
  • Item ships within 1-2 days

A high res digital version of this image may be purchased and downloaded. The artwork may also be licensed for commercial use such as advertising, packaging, displays and other printed materials.

  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Hippopotamidae
  • Genus: Choeropsis
  • Species: C. liberiensis

Artist's notes:

The Pygmy Hippopotamus was completed on July 27th, 2014. I find is kind of funny that these animals, tipping the scale at some 600 pounds are considered the "Pygmy" type of hippo. That gives us some idea just how massive the full sized hippo grows to be. I wanted to create a drawing that showed not only these wonderful ungulates, but one of their offspring as well, because they're so darn cute!

Information about the Pygmy Hippopotamus:

The Pygmy Hippopotamus is a large semi-aquatic mammal native to the swampy forests of West Africa. It has a very limited range in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. While it is a separate species, it is very similar to the more common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) only about 1/2 as tall and about 1/4 as heavy. And unlike their cousins, they are shy and retiring usually being more active at night than in the daytime.The pygmy hippo is herbivorous, feeding on ferns, broad-leaved plants, grasses and fruits it finds in the forests.Pygmy hippos spend most of the day hidden in rivers. They will rest in the same spot for several days in a row, before moving to a new spot. At least some pygmy hippos make use of dens or burrows that form in river banks. Like the common hippopotamus, the pygmy hippo emerges from the water at dusk to feed. It is considered endangered by several conservation groups.

Pygmy Hippopotamus Decal

Pygmy Hippopotamus Art decal
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  • Available in sizes from 6" up to 60"
  • Made of tough, tear resistant, silk-like cloth
  • Re-usable and repositionable
  • Will not leave a mark or damage walls

Pygmy Hippopotamus Art T-Shirt $29.95

Pygmy Hippopotamus Art T-Shirt
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  • 100% cotton
  • Hanes Authentic
  • Preshrunk and durable

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