Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hooray for Hippos Everywhere! Some Photos for National Hippo Day 2017

Today is National Hippo Day! (Yes, that's a real thing, in a manner of speaking.)

To that end, below are some hippo pictures (mostly of those in captivity) from this online St. Louis Post-Dispatch article ...

Baby hippo Gregor and his mother Nicole, Berlin Zoological Garden, August 15, 2005.


Mother and baby hippo at the Belgrade Good Hope Garden (Zoo), Belgrade, Serbia, April 2, 2004.


A two-day old hippo being bottle fed at Dusit Zoo, Bangkok, Thailand, July 8, 2008.


Newborn hippo and mother, Chapultepec Zoo, Mexico City, March 5, 2014.


Hippos Albert (eating the pumpkin) and Kavango, Cologne Zoological Garden, October 2, 2008.


Mother hippo and baby, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, December 4, 2013.

Don't get too close -- mother hippo means business.


Alas, premature Baby Hippo Fiona at the Cincinnati Zoo has been having a difficult few days -- possibly, in part, due to teething. Yes, hippos teethe.

Baby Fiona, Cincinnati Zoo, February 2017.

She's still not yet out of the proverbial woods


I'll try to post an entry later tonight -- probably about the weather, specifically, the total lack of any "winter" weather over much of the United States including here and instead just for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation. (Tonight is chilly and blustery, though.) It's a non-gym night. I need to get some dinner and probably stop for a drink somewhere.


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