Cute animals I may like to own
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The Common Hippopotamus recent population estimates that there has been a 20% decline in population since 1994. Threats to the Hippo are hunting & habitat loss. Illegal hunting is particularly high in areas of civil unrest. The amount of hippo ivory illegally exported has also increased & its reliance on fresh water habitats, which are themselves threatened from water diversion & development, put the species in conflict with human populations.