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+ Comments Stepping Stones - 2005-10-07 09:00:00
These hippopotamuses -- and yes, the plural really is hippopotamuses (although hippopotami is also considered correct) -- live in large groups called 'herds,' controlled by a large male hippo called a 'bull.' Most of the hippos in the herd are adult female hippos with their calves, although small male male hippos can also live in the herd if they obey the rules made by the bull. It's good to be king. And it's also the first time I spelled out the word hippopotamuses.