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Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
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Stock #: 204613
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Publisher: M. J. Mintz
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Hippopotamus is an African quadruped and as our picture illustrates, of aquatic habits, having a thick skin and short legs. It abounds in all rivers and lakes of middle and southern Africa and resembles a colossal hog. Its skin is thickly covered with bristles and used by the natives for shields and straps. This generally harmless animal eats roots and sappy plants and becomes most dangerous when attacked by the hunter. The meat is tasty and the bacon derived from it a delicacy; the protruding teeth are sold as ivory