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Urist likes hippos for their strength.

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Hippo - Hippo man - Giant hippo


· Amphibious

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 400

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 50,000 cm3
Mid: 750,000 cm3
Max: 1,500,000 cm3

Adult at: 5
Max age: 40-50
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 14-54
Fat 13-19
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2-4
Intestines 4-6
Liver 1-2
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1-2
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 21-29
Skull 1
Ivory 2-3
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A huge, round, hairless river creature. It is a plant-eating animal but has long tusks and can be aggressive and deadly if disturbed.

Hippos are large amphibious creatures who can be found in tropical lakes and rivers, where they appear in clusters of 3-7 individuals. They are the largest mundane animals that may be found in freshwater, though unlike in real life, in-game hippos are benign meanderers who will rarely fight back if threatened, though they may potentially be deadly due to their large size and tendency to knock or herd dwarves into rivers. An infant hippo is known as a hippo calf.

Hippos can be captured in cage traps and trained into valuable exotic pets. Since they can become very tall and heavy (~ 1.5 tons), they are a great food source when butchered, and also provide ivory. They may also be a great source of occupied coffins. Hippos take 5 years to reach their full size, considerably more than most other animals.

Some dwarves like hippos for their strength.

Admired for its strength.
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Some scholars question whether a hippopotamus is a hippopotamus, or just a really cool opotamus.