A small hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) of Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire, found in lowland forests and swamps.(noun)
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Use "pygmy hippopotamus" in a sentence
"As the island became isolated from Africa by geological splitting that widened and deepened what we now call the Mozambique Channel, only a few other mammal lineages got aboard: lemurs, rodents, viverrids, and the ancestors of that pygmy hippopotamus you’ve already heard about."