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HIPPOPOTAMUS: Zookeepers hose down a hippo's mouth at the zoo in Medellin, Colombia, in January. This semiaquatic mammal is the third-largest land animal, after the elephant and the white rhinoceros. Hippos can weigh 1 to 3 tons and can still easily outrun a person.

PHOTO: Luis Benavides/AP

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