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The big sister was also able to feed one of the zoo’s elephants as well as have photos ops with a hippopotamus and a pair of penguins.
The girls learned to swim in Malawi -- often with hippopotamuses for company -- where their father Eric worked as an accountant.
Wearing raincoats and face paint while ringing tiny bells and waving tasseled tambourines, the group delivered ebullient melodies augmented by free-form videos, loosely narrated by a talking cartoon hippopotamus.
Exhibits will host a multitude of species from hoofstock to hippopotamuses.
Park officials at Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Florida announced Wednesday their baby Nile hippopotamus born Jan. 13 is a male and his name is not Shrek, but Augustus.
Their list included antelopes, giraffes, elephants, lions, cheetahs, zebras, baboons, gorillas, warthogs, hyenas, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and gazelles.
Seems the ever-so-popular Fiona the Hippo at Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio may have some competition for the being the cutest baby Nile hippopotamus.
At the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona the hippopotamus picked Philadelphia by eating greens out of an Eagles box.
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: a large African animal that has an extremely large head and mouth and short legs and that spends most of its time in water
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