Hippos can cut a crocodile in half in a single bite. . Apparently even BIG crocs usually have to be wary of. Native to African countries; Hippos often weigh only 55 55 pounds when born; More than 95% ft. long and 5-ft. tall Where do hippopotamuses live?. They grow to to feet ( to 5 meters) long and up to feet ( m) Underwater, the Nile hippos would glide with their limbs folded.