A mounted skeleton of a Pigmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis)
Lot 297WY
A mounted skeleton of a Pigmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis)
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,909) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A mounted skeleton of a Pigmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis)
Standing on a baseboard. 54x24x32ins. (137x61x82cm)

Footnotes

  • One of the only two surviving species of Hippopotamus, the Pygmy Hippo was unknown to Western Science until the 19th Century. Nocturnal and reclusive, and only generally only seen as individuals or pairs, they are endemic to the West African states of Liberia, Ivory coast, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The species is in decline, largely due to loss of habitat, and it is believed that only between 2,000-3,000 individuals survive in the wild.
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