Pygmy hippopotamus are thought to be solitary except for a mother with her offspring or when a male and female are breeding. Territories are not thought to be held, home ranges of individuals may overlap. Nonetheless, avoidance of one another is common.
To avoid dehydration, their skin oozes out a pink fluid that functions as sunscreen!
Unlike other hippos, which give birth underwater, pygmy hippos give birth on land.
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