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The Hippopotamus Gorgops is a an extinct Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
In the new design, Hippopotamus Gorgops has feathered hair with edges tinted in yellow-brown color. She has red eyes and thin eyebrowns. She is wearing a black & blue wet suit with two golden rings on the bottom of her belly and a golden zipper attached on her back, representing the eyes and the tail of the animal she's based on. She is wearing swimming goggles.
In the old design, Hippopotamus Gorgops has short black hair that reaches the back of her neck, the edges of her hair are tinted in blue. Her outfit is composed of a two-piece wet suit with a heart-shaped cleavage, and a small zipper on the back, representing a hippo's tail. She's holding binoculars with blue glasses.
In Real Life
Hippopotamus gorgops also called Gorgon-eyed river horse, is an extinct species of hippopotamus. It first appeared in Africa during the late Miocene, and eventually migrated into Europe during the early Pliocene. It became extinct prior to the Ice Age. With a length of 4.3 metres (14 ft) and a shoulder height of 2.1 metres (6.9 ft) and with a weight of 3,900 kilograms (8,600 lb) H. gorgops was much larger than its living relative, the common hippopotamus. Unlike its living relative, H. gorgops had eyestalk-like orbits extruding above its skull, making it even easier for the creature to see its surroundings while almost fully under water.
- The Latin word "hippopotamus" is derived from the ancient Greek ἱπποπόταμος, hippopotamos, from ἵππος, hippos, "horse", and ποταμός, potamos, "river", meaning "horse of the river".