Schleich Wild Animals: Hippopotamus

Product information

A highly realistic model of a hippopotamus.
These animals live in African waters and go ashore to eat.
Due to their aggressive behaviour, they are considered one of the most dangerous species there.
Figurine Type
Wild Animals
Suitable From
3 years
Keyrings and Figurines
Not suitable for children under 3 years

Brand Story

The company was founded by a man named Friedrich Schleich in 1935, but it wasn't until the 1950s that the first figurines were created, with a range of comic characters such as Snoopy, The Muppets and The Smurfs being released. The pride themselves on being a developer and supplier of top quality products with an educational aspect, as all their products are developed with the assistance of parents, teachers and children to ensure that they are designed for children’s hands.
The design of the Schleich products and the creation of the required tools are done in house, thus enabling them to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product. The production itself takes place at the company’s German headquarters and in a number of production facilities in foreign countries.


Click & collect

Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
371 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Collect + from a local shop from Thursday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

5000+ participating Collect+ shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery available

  • Europe (Non EU) - £7.50
  • Europe (EU) - £7.50
  • Rest of World - £10.00
  • Australia - £10.00
Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality and Range I am constantly and pleasantly surprised by the variety and breadth of stock in John Lewis. 05 August 2014
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