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The Hippopotamus, or Hippo, is unlocked by completing the Buffalo challenge.


The hippopotamus, or hippo, is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal in sub-Saharan Africa, and one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae. After the elephant and rhinoceros, the hippopotamus is the third-largest type of land mammal and the heaviest extant artiodactyl. The hippopotamus is semiaquatic, inhabiting rivers, lakes and mangrove swamps, where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of river and groups of five to 30 females and young. During the day, they remain cool by staying in the water or mud; reproduction and childbirth both occur in water. They emerge at dusk to graze on grasses. While hippopotamuses rest near each other in the water, grazing is a solitary activity and hippos are not territorial on land.

Life as a Hippo

The Hippo is the fifth non-DLC size 5 grazer it is possible to unlock. The Hippo boasts the highest base Life, Attack and Defense of any size 5 grazer, but also has among the lowest base Stamina. The Hippo's movement speed is below average as well, so it is clear it is built more for open combat than fleeing. The Hippo's slow but devastating attacks are designed to break an opponents defense and its tough hide makes it more suited for taking damage - but in later years, it may still struggle with big groups of larger predators.

Unique Challenges:

  • Find the Ostrich boss - Unlocks Ostrich
  • Complete all C challenges - Rewards Pet Bikini

Hippos as Prey

Hippos can be seen during the early years, often in the areas around Shibuya Woods, but they are far more common in the mid do late years where they're commonly spotted around bodies of water. They are likely to ignore smaller predators unless they are provoked, and if they choose to fight back can perform the Charge enemy skill, where they will deal heavy damage and knock down any target in their direct path. If you see a Hippo ready a charge, it is best to jump quickly out of its way. For larger predators, Hippos are a good source of calories and their cumbersome speed makes them the easiest large meal to chase down if they spot you.


Stats Life Attack Defense Stamina Hunger Speed Size
Base 220 220 95 15 35 260 Large (5)
Max 520 420 115 215 55

Ranks & Mates

Rank Req. Kcals Mate Litter Size
Rookie 0 Desperate 2
Veteran 1600 Average 3
Boss 3200 Prime 4
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