A derpy new denizen of the island, the Cyprus Dwarf Hippo is a good choice for early players as a mount. However, being derpy doesn't mean it's far from formidable! Despite it's slow walking speed, it's a real hustler with the ability to sprint moderately fast for decent periods, and it's an excellent swimmer as well.
The Cyprus Dwarf Hippo has no color regions, so they all look like the individual above.
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Left Click - Bite
28 Base Damage - Gathers Berries - Shreds/Ignores Armor
Right Click - Forage
5 Base Damage - Harvest Berries
C - Roar
The Cyprus Dwarf Hippo can turn in place.
The Cyprus Dwarf Hippo, while not aquatic, does not lose stamina when swimming.
The Cyprus Dwarf Hippo gathers berries when set to wander.
- While using hippo sounds, the Cyprus Dwarf Hippo also uses rhino sound effects.
- The Cyprus Dwarf Hippo is a dwarf because of island dwarfism. The island of Cyprus, off the coast of Turkey, was too small to support regular-sized hippos, so natural selection favored the small. It lived there during the Ice Age.
- Despite modern hippos known for being notoriously aggressive, the Cyprus Dwarf Hippo will never actually attack unless provoked. This could be because of its smaller size, but it could also be because of perhaps their naturally trusting temperament, as the introduction of humans onto Cyprus are what's believed to have made them gone extinct ten thousand years ago.
- The Cyprus Dwarf Hippo is described by the mod developer to be one of the most frustrating creatures to work on. It seems to always cause problems whenever changed, having had a record of it since its initial inclusion.