Tag: hippo

Dec 11, 2018

How Pablo Escobar Single-Handedly Created the Hippo Crisis in Colombia

How Pablo Escobar Single-Handedly Created the Hippo Crisis in Colombia

It all started when he smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s

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Oct 13, 2015

Separated at Birth, this Hippo Was Rescued and Raised by Human Parents

Separated at Birth, this Hippo Was Rescued and Raised by Human Parents

In 2000, Jessica got caught in a flood and was washed away from her mother. Tonie and Shirley Joubert discovered the baby hippo who still had her umbilical cord attached. They decided to rescue and take care of Jessica, who became ‘imprinted’ to the couple, forming a lifelong bond.

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Jan 20, 2015

Check Out the Size and Speed of this Hippo

Check Out the Size and Speed of this Hippo

Tourists on a safari in Kasana, Botswana experienced a close encounter they will never forget as an enormous Hippo dives and catches up to their motorboat. Never underestimate the speed and aggression of a hippo.

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Sep 6, 2014

Picture of the Day: Just a Baby Dwarf Hippo

Picture of the Day: Just a Baby Dwarf Hippo

Photograph by Parken Zoo on Facebook Meet Olivia, a rolly polly dwarf Hippo and newest addition to the Parken Zoo family in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Olivia was born 2 August 2014, weighing just under 6 kg (13 lbs). A small 5-picture album of the newborn was recently shared on Parken Zoo’s Facebook page. The species…

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Jun 13, 2014

Picture of the Day: Howdy Hippo!

Picture of the Day: Howdy Hippo!

Photograph by BRENDON CREMER Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px In this candid capture by Brendon Cremer we see a young hippo with a curious expression on his face. Taken at Chobe River in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, Cremer explains: “This young hippo, part of a larger pod, was very inquisitive and interested…

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