Hippopotamus Group

Hoofed Animals

Closed from January 1st, 2012 due to clean-up operations.

28 preparations of animals such as elephants, gazelles and deer are on display in this hall to convey an insight into the taxonomy of hoofed animals. Some preparations are over 80 years old. The exhibition was created in 1967 and has remained more or less unchanged until today.

The hall is closed but some of the animals are still visible in other halls of the museum.

Hippopotamus Group

Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius) live in groups of about 20 animals. They eat up to 150 kg per night of grass, herbs and water vegetation. They stay in the water during the day to protect their light-sensitive skin from sunburn. They are, however, bad swimmers. With their 50 centimetre-long fangs, they can be more dangerous to humans than lions or crocodiles.

More highlights in the exhibition "Hoofed Animals"

  • Giant Eland
  • Aardvark
Last update: 18.08.2014