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    Smile The pygmy/dwarf hippopotamus is one small animal

    The pygmy/dwarf hippopotamus is one small animal that is suffering from the environmental changes.



    Do both pygmy and dwarf fit in the above sample and mean about the same? If not, when should I use one and when the other? Thanks.

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    Default Re: The pygmy/dwarf hippopotamus is one small animal

    It is presumably the name of the specific creature found in West Africa, so "pygmy" is the word you need.

    It is refers to non-specific very small hippopotami, you can use either.

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    Default Re: The pygmy/dwarf hippopotamus is one small animal

    Thanks, Anglika.

    Got it!

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