Hippopotamus Anatomy model 1/16th scale - flesh & superficial muscle


Hippopotamus Anatomy model 1/16th scale - flesh & superficial muscle

At 1/16th scale, it represents the size of the biggest hippopotamus on record at over 9,000 lb and 16 ft long.  The model shows superficial muscle on one side, and surface anatomy on the other side.  This size is perfect for desktop reference, teaching, study and light enough for handling.

approximate size: 12" x 5" x 5"(including the large base)             stand for the close-mouth head not included            

original sculpture designed, sculpted, and painted by Jun Huang

The hippopotamus are some of the largest living land mammals being only smaller than elephants and some rhinos.  An adult male from head to tail typically averages from 3.15 to 5 m (10 ft 4 in to 16 ft 5 in) in length, and averages about 1.4 to 1.5 m (4 ft 7 in to 5 ft 8 in) in shoulder height. Weight is between 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) to the largest male on record 4,500 kg (9,912 lb). While at such weight the hippo can gallop at 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The lifespan of hippo averages to 40-50 years, with recorded at 61 years.  

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