The hippopotamus engraved key chain is engraved with the image of a hippo (short name). The name hippopotamus means “river horse”. Hippos are the third-largest animals after rhinos and elephants, found in Africa. In Uganda, you find them in all National Parks, where there is a river.
This hippopotamus engraved key chain is unique and a very good item for animal lovers. If you have ever seen hippos and loved them, this key chain helps you to have fresh memories of them. You can even customize it with the name of the place, i.e. National Park, where you saw them. Hippos are only in Africa. But worryingly, their population is decreasing due to poaching. Poachers hunt them for meat and make a profit as well. Their meat is a pricey delicacy.
In Uganda, I saw people selling this kind of meat at a small trading centre, just after crossing the bridge at Kafu River, on the way to Gulu. I, therefore, appeal to wildlife authorities to do something to stop their degeneration, caused by man’s activities.
How Valuable Is The Hippopotamus Engraved Key Chain?
In Uganda, hippos are important animals in some tribes. For instance, in Buganda specifically, there are people whose clan is Hippopotamus “Nvubu”. This hippopotamus engraved key chain could be a nice gift idea. Just personalize it with someone’s name and words indicating that he/she belongs to that clan. That’s it. And it becomes a nice gift. Don’t you think so?
Our hippopotamus keychain is round and measures 4 cm wide with a thickness of 6 mm. We cut it from Ugandan hardwood, which includes and is not limited to Mahogany, Lusambya (Markhamia lutea), Nkalati (Pachystela brevipes), Muvule (Milicia excelsa), Nkago (Funtumia elastica) and Nzingu (Mitragyne stipulosa.
As already said, this hippopotamus engraved key chain makes a very good gift. It’s simple but unique and attractive. Secondly, it’s a very meaningful present to a person of the hippo clan in Buganda. Thirdly, it’s a memorable gift. Though small, people perceive it with high value. We can customize it with your own text, on request, to make it unique. It consists of a metallic ring that holds your keys and a small four-chain link, which we attach to the engraved wood with an eye pin screw.
The engraving is deep and accurate with much detail. In conclusion, using the hippopotamus engraved key chain to carry your precious keys, like your car key, is a nice idea. It makes you stand out from the crowd. Secondly, remember that it makes a very good gift idea for your friends and relatives. Besides, small things maintain lasting relationships. Did you know?