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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 (for age 3 and up)
  • 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 a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

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$55 Hippopotamus Virtual Adoption

Maximize your donation's impact with a virtual adoption. This does not include an adoption kit; your gift recipient will receive only an acknowledgement letter.

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$250 Giant Hippopotamus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • A GIANT soft plush version of your adopted species (for age 3 and up)
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color family photo
  • 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 a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

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$100 Hippopotamus Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal (for age 3 and up), 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 a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

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$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 a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

  • Photo
  • Adoption Certificate
  • Species Card
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Warning: Choking Hazard - Adoption plushes contain small parts not for children under 3 years.

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