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Urist likes hippos for their strength.




· Amphibious

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 400

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 50,000 cm3
Mid: 750,000 cm3
Max: 1,500,000 cm3

Adult at: 5
Max age: 40-50
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 14-54
Fat 13-19
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2-4
Intestines 4-6
Liver 1-2
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1-2
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 21-29
Skull 1
Ivory 2-3
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.
A huge, round, hairless river creature. It is a plant-eating animal but has long tusks and can be aggressive and deadly if disturbed.

Hippos are peaceful, friendly river creatures that may appear on a map in groups of three to seven. When riled, however, they can be incredibly deadly due to their large size and tendency to knock or herd dwarves into rivers.

Since they can become very tall and heavy (~ 1.5 tons), they are a great food source when butchered. They may also be a great source of occupied coffins.

Hippos have a respectable pet value of 400 and make lovely hard-to-kill pets.