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Adopt a Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus, also known as the “river horse,” lives along the rivers and lakes throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Weighing up to 8,000 pounds, the hippo is the heaviest land animal after the elephant. Hippos seek refuge from the heat by living in water during the day, and at night they come ashore to feed on short, soft grasses and fallen fruit. The eyes and ears of a hippopotamus are on top of its head, so it can keep watch for enemies—mainly crocodiles—while lying low in the water. These giants are currently at risk from habitat loss. Show More

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$55 Hippopotamus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive the following Bonus Online Premiums:

  • Printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted
  • Computer desktop Images of the adopted animal
  • Instant messenger icons of the adopted animal
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$100 Hippopotamus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal, packaged in a WWF gift box
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Handsome, hinged double frame, displaying your certificate and photo
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive the following Bonus Online Premiums:

  • Printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted
  • Computer desktop Images of the adopted animal
  • Instant messenger icons of the adopted animal
Add to Cart

$25 Hippopotamus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive the following Bonus Online Premiums:

  • Printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted
  • Computer desktop Images of the adopted animal
  • Instant messenger icons of the adopted animal
  • Adoption Certificate and Species Info Card
  • Photo
Add to Cart

* All Adoptions include species info card

Warning: Choking Hazard - Adoption plushes contain small parts not for children under 3 years.

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*If you choose to receive a thank-you gift with your donation via WWF's Gift Center, we will ship it for free to anywhere the United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers.

Donations that include a thank-you gift are shipped via USPS First-Class / Priority Mail and may take 6 - 10 business days to be delivered in the US, 3 - 6 weeks internationally. Delivery date and time cannot be guaranteed.

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For more than 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by almost five million members worldwide.

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