Java Hippotatomus

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    Here we see a photo of a beautiful specimen of the rare Java Hippotatomus taken inside the Java Reserve located near the Kitchen Veggies Bay close to my refrigerator.

    The skin of a Java Hippo is not just an attractive cover - it also helps them maintain their land and aquatic lifestyle. However, since they do not have a gland to help them regulate temperature, living in the shady refrigerators helps them stay cool, as well as their habit of daily heading to a coffee mud wallow for cooling baths.

    Hippotatomus populations world wide have dropped drastically due to poaching and habitat loss. Poachers provide hippo meat for use as a substitute to yam in the preparation of certain recipes. The habitat is slowly shrinking in many parts of the world due to ever increasing human population.

    Let this be a warning then... let's save the Java Hippos while we can!

    Java swamp made of water and coffee on a clogged kitchen sink.

    On the back, part of my lunch salad....

    Eating can be fun, trust me. (...messy, but fun, nonetheless!)



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    1. Chad McDonald 55 months ago | reply

      Nice Work! Congrats on making Explore!

    2. Captain Kimo 55 months ago | reply

      Superb image and excellent work!

      Cheers, Captain Kimo

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    3. hey.pictrues 55 months ago | reply

      i looooove it.

    4. ~ D & D ~ [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

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    5. T- ka 55 months ago | reply

      Lovely!! :-D

    6. ExNihil 55 months ago | reply

      Cute hippo. Love the bokeh.

    7. onceawildchild 55 months ago | reply

      A happypotamus :D cute or what!

    8. Pix-el 55 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot! :-)

    9. Rebeak 55 months ago | reply

      Great photo congrats

    10. Sonja* 55 months ago | reply

      :)Cute,cute hipo....

    11. verseinmyhead 55 months ago | reply

      You hefty. ( I love Madagascar, too! )

    12. photo chik [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      bloody brilliant

    13. Weapon X™ 55 months ago | reply

      Really nice picture, great work!
      Have a nice day.


    14. ***Yuna*** 51 months ago | reply

      Oh this little hippo is so so adorable, just perfect = )

    15. Zsaj 44 months ago | reply

      I love your work!

    16. Andrea Garza ~ AKA zerohdog 39 months ago | reply

      the environment just makes it happen

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